VJ Books Presents Author Jussi Adler-Olsen!
An exceptionally varied life has created an exceptionally varied author - Jussi Adler-Olsen (born 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 deep insanity, destinies brought down by society, and international conspiracies.
He began his career as author by writing the international stand-alones The Alphabet House/Alfabethuset, And she thanked the gods/Og hun takkede guderne (prev. The Company Basher/Firmaknuseren) and The Washington Decree/Washington Dekretet. After these he turned his plot of the novels towards Denmark and his novels on Department Q series established his name entirely in Denmark and internationally..
Jussi Adler-Olsen is now published in more than 40 languages and his novels have been sold more than 17 million copies.
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 - September 2017
- The Alphabet House - 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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