Anne Holt

Anne Holt (b. 1958) is one of Scandinavia’s most successful crime writers with 7 million copies sold around the world. Holt is a former Minister of Justice, Police Attorney, lawyer running her own firm, journalist, and TV news editor and anchor. Her novels are intelligent, accessible and suspenseful, with engaging and intriguing protagonists. Tight-knit crime plots are paired with a focus on relational drama. Anne Holt is the author of two extremely successful crime series: the Vik/Stubø series (five installments to date) and the Hanne Wilhelmsen series (eight installments to date). She is the recipient of several awards, including the Riverton Prize and The Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize, and was shortlisted for an Edgar Award in 2012. She was also shortlisted for the Shamus Award 2012 and the Macavity Award 2012. In October 2012 Anne Holt was awarded with the Great Calibre Award of Honor in Poland for her entire authorship.

Video interview in English with Anne Holt about the Hanne Wilhelmsen series

Video interview in English with Anne Holt about the Hanne Wilhelmsen series and the Vik/Stubø series. Interview by her Italian publisher Einaudi.

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