Anne Holt

Literary Birthday – 16 November – Anne Holt

Happy Birthday, Anne Holt, born 16 November 1958.


  1. What people are afraid of can tell us a lot about society.
  2. I always say that if you are visiting a country you have never been to before, you should buy a crime novel from the place and an interiors magazine. Those two things will tell you more about that country than any travel guide. And to learn about a society, you certainly have to know about its darker side.
  3. I was a police attorney. In Norway, if you are a lawyer, you can apply for a job in the police, and you wear a uniform and are a police officer. As an attorney, you are legally in charge of an investigation, even if you don’t lead it when it comes to the technical side of things. I’ve drawn on that experience in my novels.

Anne Holt is a Norwegian author, lawyer and former Minister of Justice. One of the most successful crime novelists in Norway, she has been published in 25 countries. She is the author of Blind Goddess, the first in a series of novels featuring Detective Hanne Wilhelmsen.

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 by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 15th November 2017