VJ Books Presents Author Jussi Adler-Olsen!
Jussi Adler-Olsen was born in 1950 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He enjoyed writing stories as a child, but did not decide to become a novelist until his 30s. He spent 8 years at university studying medicine, film, and social studies, and his varied education has been mirrored by a varied career.
Adler-Olsen has worked as an editor, translator, journalist, managing director, publishing director, composer, and as chairman of multiple companies. He has written screenplays, stage plays, comics, novels, and non-fiction works. His first published novel The Alphabet House (Alfabethuset), was published initially in Denmark in 1997, and later around the world. His books have now been published in more than 40 languages and his novels have been sold more than 17 million copies. His work has earned him numerous literary awards, including a Barry Award in 2012, and the Danish De Gyldne Laurbær (The Golden Laurels) in 2011.
Adler-Olsen is also an Honorary Craftsman of the Danish Craftsman Association. He lives in Copenhagen with his wife and son.
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 Scarred Woman - 2017
- The Alphabet House - 2015
- The Washington Decree
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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