Anne Holt

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Anne Holt
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Anne Holt
Born (1958-11-16) 16 November 1958 (age 56)
Larvik, Norway
Occupation Crime novelist
Nationality Norwegian
Genre Crime fiction, thriller fiction,
Subject crime, thriller, mystery
Notable works What is Mine, What Never Happens
Website
www.piratforlaget.se/forfattare/anne-holt/

Anne Holt (born 16 November 1958) is a Norwegian author and lawyer.

Early life[edit]

She was born in Larvik, grew up in Lillestrøm and Tromsø, and moved to Oslo in 1978. Holt graduated with a law degree from the University of Bergen in 1986, and worked for The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) in the period 1984 to 1988.

Career[edit]

She then worked at the Oslo Police Department for two years, earning her right to practice as a lawyer in Norway. In 1990 she returned to NRK, where she worked one year as a journalist and anchor woman for the news program Dagsrevyen.

Anne Holt started her own law practice in 1994, and served as Minister of Justice in Cabinet Jagland for a short period from 25 November 1996 to 4 February 1997. She resigned for health reasons, and was replaced by Gerd-Liv Valla.

Writing[edit]

In 1993 she made her debut as a novelist with the crime novel Blind gudinne, featuring the lesbian police officer Hanne Wilhelmsen. The two novels Løvens gap (1997) and Uten ekko (2000) are co-authored with her former state secretary Berit Reiss-Andersen.

She is one of the most successful crime novelists in Norway. She has been published in 25 countries. Val McDermid, a Scottish crime writer has once said that "Anne Holt is the latest crime writer to reveal how truly dark it gets in Scandinavia.” [1]

Personal life[edit]

She lives in Oslo with her registered partner Anne Christine Kjær (also known as Tine Kjær) and their daughter Iohanne.

Bibliography[edit]

The Hanne Wilhelmsen series[edit]

  • 1993 Blind gudinne (Blind Goddess)
  • 1994 Salige er de som tørster (Blessed Are Those Who Thirst)
  • 1995 Demonens død (Death of the Demon)
  • 1997 Løvens gap (co-authored with Berit Reiss-Andersen) (The Lion's Mouth)
  • 1999 Død joker (Dead Joker)
  • 2000 Uten ekko (co-authored with Berit Reiss-Andersen) (Without Echo)
  • 2003 Sannheten bortenfor (The Truth Beyond)
  • 2007 1222

Separate titles[edit]

  • 1997 Mea culpa
  • 1998 I hjertet av VM. En fotballreise (co-authored with Erik Langbråten)
  • 1999 Bernhard Pinkertons store oppdrag
  • 2010 Flimmer (co-authored with Even Holt)

The Vik/Stubø series[edit]

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Gro Dahle
Recipient of the Cappelen Prize
2001
Succeeded by
Jan Jakob Tønseth