Jussi Adler-Olsen

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About the Author

Jussi Adler-Olsen (born 2nd August 1950) is a Danish author, publisher, editor and entrepreneur. Born in Copenhagen, he was the youngest of four children. His father was the successful sexologist and psychiatrist Henry Olsen, and he spent his childhood with his family in doctors’ official residences at several mental hospitals across Denmark. In his late teens, he played in a couple of pop groups as lead guitarist. After finishing school he went on to study medicine, sociology and film making.

Over the course of his career Adler-Olsen has worked in a number of different sectors of media. He made his debut as a non-fiction writer in 1984 and in 1997 he turned his hand to fiction. His novels have been sold in more than forty languages. His name has appeared frequently at the top of the bestseller lists in many countries, including on the New York Times paperbackbestseller list.

Books by the author