Booksellers’ prize to crime writer

Jesper Stein (born 1965) made his debut as a fiction writer in 2012 with the crime novel Unrest, for which he received the Danish Crime Academy's Debutant Award. In January 2016 he received the Booksellers' prize, the Golden Laurel.

According to the panel of judges, Stein had been in the running for the last couple of years. “He has been close to making off with the prize a couple of times, and the reviews of his latest raw urban detective story were fantastic. He is now so popular that we have decided to award him this honour for his work as a whole.”

Jesper Stein (born 1965) is a journalist who has covered crime and literature. He made his literary debut in 2012 with "Unrest" (Uro), the first book in the series featuring Deputy Police Commissioner Axel Steen. The second, "Bye Bye Blackbird", was published in 2013, followed by "Akrash" in 2014 and "Aisha" in 2015. The foreign rights have been sold to Germany, Italy, Iceland, Norway, the Netherlands and Sweden.

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