Martin Kongstad (b. 1963) is journalist, columnist, culture writer and food critic in Copenhagen newspapers and magazines. He has worked with film, television, theater, music and advertising, mostly as text and screenwriter.
DANSKE BANK DEBUTANT AWARD 2009.
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MARTIN KONGSTAD: AM I COLD
Relationships are not working. That is abundantly clear. So Mikkel Vallin decides to take up arms against the (monogamous) love relationship; to bid it farewell once and for all.
Recently Mikkel Vallin has been fired as a food critic, and his girlfriend Helen has left him for a successful writer from Jutland. Bitterness lures, as he falls in love with the Hungarian artist Diana Kiss, who has very few limits in her life – especially regarding love and sex. Encouraged by her eccentric way of living, Mikkel attacks the normative relationship in a newspaper article: Farewell to the relationship and thanks for nothing.
Other than the main character Mikkel Vallin, Am I Cold offers humouristic and merciless portraits of Mikkel’s skeptical friend, Clara, the number one couple of the creative class, Nikolai Krogh and Mille, the IT millionaire Kreuzmann. The promiscuous girlfriends, Sisters of Mercy, the half drunk designer Lisa, The master licker from Ørby, the clothes billionaire Stig Nissen and fashion gallery owner Levinsen, with the evil cock.
Am I Cold is a tour de force in the creative class – hilarious, ironic, touching and right to the point!