Jussi Adler-Olsen





Jussi Adler-Olsen

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in Copenhagen, Denmark
August 02, 1950

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Jussi Adler-Olsen was born in Copenhagen and studied medicine, sociology, politics and film. He worked as a magazine editor and publisher before starting to write fiction. So far he has written five Department Q thrillers, which all hit the Danish bestseller lists on publication and stayed there ever since.

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Journal 64 (Afdeling Q, #4)
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“In tiny Denmark the system wasso ingenious that if you knew some dirt about somebody, they also knew something just as bad about you. If it wasn't hushed up, the one person's offense quickly infected the other's. A strange, practical principle that meant that no one would say anything about anyone else, not even if they were caught with their hands in the biscuit tin.”
Jussi Adler-Olsen

“Alles in allem ein richtiger Scheißtag.”
Jussi Adler-Olsen, The Keeper of Lost Causes

“Schon wieder dieses verdammte Schweigen. Das war ja nervtötender als diese Politiker, die ihre ewig langen Sätze mit einem Äh nach jedem zweiten Wort unterbrachen.”
Jussi Adler-Olsen

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