Janne Teller (born in 1964) is a Danish writer. After studying macroeconomics, she was a humanitarian aid and development worker in several different countries. She made her literary debut in 1999 with the novel Odin’s Island, a modern Nordic saga about political and religious fanaticism. Her book Nothing, an existential novel for young adults, earned her the Best Children’s Book Prize from the Danish Ministry of Culture. Her oeuvre, which also includes political and philosophical essays as well as short stories, has received numerous literary awards and has been translated in over twenty languages. Janne Teller spends her time in New York and Berlin where she lives and works.