Giveaway: Win ‘The Danish Girl’ Novel

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The Danish Girl

As The Danish Girl is being released nationwide in theaters, and we’re giving you a chance to win a copy of the novel on which the film is based.


David Ebershoff‘s novel The Danish Girl, which won the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Fiction, is loosely based on the life of Danish painter Einar Wegener who, in 1931, became the first man to undergo a sex-change operation, The Danish Girl borrows the bare bones of his story as a jumping-off point for an exploration of how Wegener’s decisions affected the people around him. Chief among these is his Californian wife, Greta, also a painter, who unwittingly sets her husband’s feet on the path to transformation.

The Focus Features film stars Eddie Redmayne (as artist Einar Wegener), Alicia Vikander (his wife Gerda, Amber Heard, and Matthias Schoenaerts.

The film has garnered rave reviews:

Peter Debruge, Variety: A year after Eddie Redmayne proved his incredible capacity for reinvention in The Theory of Everything, the freckle-faced Brit pulls off the ultimate identity overhaul.

David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter: The film’s chief strength is as a vehicle for Redmayne, following his Theory of Everything Oscar win with another full-immersion physical and emotional transformation into a brave real-life figure.

To enter, all you need to do is retweet the tweet below (and you must live in the continental United States), or leave a comment in the comment section below, for the chance to win one of five copies of The Danish Girl novel. You have until Wednesday, December 23, 2015, midnight PST to enter.