Leif Thormod Panduro (18 April 1923 - 16 January 1977) was a Danish writer, a novelist, short story writer and dramatist. A dentist by profession, he began in his thirties to write stories about people who can't conform to society's rules for one reason or another. Rend mig i traditionerne, (Kick me in the traditions) from 1959 is about an adolescent who finally ends up in an asylum because he thinks society is mad. This novel was made into a film in 1979. Fern fra Danmark (Mr. Fern from Denmark) is about a man who wakes up in a hospital with amnesia but discovers more and more about a not very pleasant self.
Panduro's books and plays grew increasingly pessimistic about the orderly middle-class society and its senseless norms.
Panduro's books were and are still popular in Denmark. In 1970 he won the Danish booksellers prize De Gyldne Laurbær. Several of his novels were later made into films. His books are used in the Danish public schools.