Born in Copenhagen in 1956. Pernille Tønnesen studied Literature at University of Copenhagen. As a novelist she published Vineta – byen fra havet, Gyldendal 1974, Esther – en rejsebog, Gyldendal 1979, Tilnærmelser, Rosinante 1994 and Dagenes rusken, Rosinante 2002. She has tranlated Zoë Jenny's novel Das Blütenstaubzimmer, Frankfurter Verlagsanstalt 1997, into Danish (Blomsterstøvsværelset, Rosinante 1999. Has been a teacher of creative writing in Copenhagen since 1997.