The Royal Physician's Visit (Hardcover)

By Per Olov Enquist, Tiina Nunnally (Translator)

Overlook Press, 9781585671960, 312pp.

Publication Date: October 29, 2001



A charismatic German doctor and brilliant intellectual, Struensee used his influence to introduce hundreds of reforms in Denmark in the 1760s and had a tender and erotic affair with Queen Caroline Mathilde, who was unsatisfied by her unstable, childlike husband. And yet, his ambitions ultimately led to tragedy. This novel, perfect for book clubs, is a compelling look into the intrigues of an Enlightenment court and the life of a singular man.

About the Author

Per Olov Enquist is the Swedish journalist, playwright, and novelist. "The Royal Physician's Visit" received the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, the August Prize, and the Nelly Sachs Prize, and was shortlisted for the IMPAC literary award.

Tiina Nunnally has translated work by Astrid Lindgren, Henning Mankell, and Peter Hoeg, among others.