"It is a painful loss for family and friends, and it is a great loss for Danish literature, which has thereby lost one of its most important authors," the publisher writes in a press release.

Juul was one of Denmark's most famous and acclaimed poets and a member of the Danish Academy.

She made her debut in 1958 with the collection of poems "Levande og lukket" and a number of her titles have been translated into Swedish, such as Skatan, Den gang med hunden and Mordet på Halland.

Pia Juul turned 58 years old.