VJ Books Presents Author Jussi Adler-Olsen!
An exceptionally varied life has created an exceptionally varied author - Jussi Adler-Olsen (born August 2, 1950 in Copenhagen).
Political studies, an education in cinematography, as well as growing up as the son of a psychiatric doctor have given Jussi Adler-Olsen the insight to write on subjects as different as extreme mental illness and international conspiracies.
He began his writing career with the international thrillers Alfabethuset (The Alphabet House), Og hun takkede guderne (The Company Basher) and Washington Dekretet (The Washington Decree), after which he set his sights on Denmark, where his Department Q crime thrillers have turned him into a bestselling author. Jussi Adler-Olsen is now published in more than 40 languages and his novels have been sold in more than 10 million copies.
He became a full-time author in 2007.
Jussi Adler-Olsen Bibliography
Department Q Series
- The Keeper of Lost Causes -2011
- The Absent One -2013
- A Conspiracy of Faith -2013
- The Purity of Vengeance -2013
- The Marco Effect - 2014
- The Hanging Girl - 2015
- The Alphabet House - February 2015
Jussi Adler-Olsen Awards
- 2010 - Harald Mogensen prize for Flaskepost fra P. Awarded by The Danish Academy of Crime for Best Danish Crime Fiction.
- 2010 - Glass Key award 2010 for Flaskepost fra P. Awarded by the Scandinavian Crime Society (Skandinaviska Kriminalsällskapet).
- 2010 - Læsernes Bogpris, Berlingske Tidende (for Flaskepost fra P). Very prestigious Danish national newspaper. The award is given for all books, not for a sub category.
- 2011 - De Gyldne Laurbær 2011 for Journal 64. Awarded by the Society of Booksellers in Denmark.
- 2012 - Krimi Blitz Award 2011 for Flaskepost fra P. Awarded by Krimi-couch.de on the basis of reader's vores.
- 2012 - Danskernes Yndlingsforfatter (Bog & Ide). The favourite author of the year in Denmark 2011 as a result of a vote among readers carried out by the bookseller chain Bog & Ide.
- 2012 - The Sealed Room Award 2012 awarded in Japan. Given by The Sealed Room Club.
- 2012 - Grand prix des lectrices de Elle in the category Policier 2012 awarded in France Kvinden i Buret - in French Misericorde.
- 2012 - The Barry Award Best Novel of 2012 for Kvinden i Buret - in US The Keeper of Lost Causes.
- 2013 - Danskernes Yndlingsforfatter (Bog & Ide) 2012. The favourite author of the year in Denmark 2013 as a result of a vote among readers carried out by the bookseller chain Bog & Ide.
- 2013 - Årets Lydbog for Flaskepost for P (Sweden). Swedish award for best audio book of the year for Q3.
- 2013 - Prix Plume du Thriller international (France). Prix Plume du Thriller international pour son roman Miséricorde – first place, which is called “Plume d’or”.
- 2013 - Prix des Lecteurs catégorie Polar (France) - awarded by Le Livre de Poche
- 2013 - Martha Prisen 2013 (Bog & Ide - Denmark) - the favourite author of the year in Denmark 2013 as a result of a vote among readers carried out by the bookseller chain Bog & Ide.
- 2014 - Coup de cœur de La Griffe Noire (France) awarded during the pocketbook festival Saint-Maur en Poche June 21, 2014.
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