Peter Hoeg, is a writer. He was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1957. Hoeg's first book, The History of Danish Dreams, was published in 1988. Another book, Smilla's Sense of Snow, received the Glass Key Award from the Crime Writers of Scandinavia in 1992. The book was made into a film in 1997 starring Julia Ormond, Gabriel Bryne, and Vanessa Redgrave.