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Anne-Marie Vedsø Olesen

2013: Fotogras Robin Skjoldborg

Anne-Marie Vedsø Olesen has been compared with authors like Umberto Eco, Anne Rice, Stephen King and George R.R. Martin by the press. She has studied mathematics, computer science, Greek mythology and archeology, and she took her degree in Medicine in 1993. The author has lived several years in Belgium and USA, and lives now in an ancient castle – Vallø Castle – in Denmark.

Her first novel, Salerno’s Sun was published in 2000 – a story set in the Middle Ages. Salerno’s Sun brought the author a prize in a competition by The Danish Royal Library and the publisher Gyldendal.

In 2002, her next novel The Devil’s Interval followed, in 2004 Third Icarus, in 2007 Twilight of the Gods, and in 2012 the novel The Glass Citadel and the trilogy Godstorm.

In 2013 the first historical novel in a planned series taking place in the 16th century, The Queen’s Lady, was published. The next novel in this series, The Bastard, was released in January 2015, and the last, The Murderess, in January 2016.

Anne-Marie Vedsø Olesen has also written several short stories and the opera libretto The Orchestra Pit. The opera had its opening night at The Funen Opera (Den Fynske Opera) in 2012.

Anne-Marie Vedsø Olesen has been awarded grants by The Danish Arts Council’s Committee for Literature, and by The National Art Foundation.

NEWS 2022

The novel Vølvens vej, part 1 Snehild, wins the award DR ROMANPRISEN (novel of the year by the Danish Broadcasting Corporation)

NEWS 2021

VØLVENS VEJ (Seer of Midgard) – part 1 SNEHILD (Snehild) was released on September 3rd 2021 by the Danish publisher Lindhardt & Ringhof.
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VØLVENS VEJ will be translated into 8 languages expected to be released digital 2022 and 2023.

For translations in one of the following languages:
English, German, French, Swedish, Finnish, Dutch, Spanish, Italian: Contact Saga Egmont

For other languages:
Contact publisher Lindhardt&Ringhof, Head of fiction: Sune De Souza Schmidt-Madsen


Troldspejlet: “A Nordic Game of Thrones”, Politiken: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥,  Kristeligt Dagblad ★★★★★, Dagbladenes Bureau: ★★★★★


NEWS 2021

The novel MÅNEN OVER ØEN (THE MOON OVER THE ISLAND) wins the Niels Klim-award for best Danish science fiction-novel of the year.

NEWS 2020

New philosophical sci fi-novel


was released June 8th 2020. Publishing company: Lindhardt & Ringhof

Månen over Øen forside 7


Politiken ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 

Jyllands-Posten ★★★★

Berlingske ★★★★


NEWS 2019

The novel LUCIE wins the award: Best Horrornovel of the Year


NEWS 2018

Lucie_udlandssalg-page-001-1New novel LUCIE released February 2018

Femina ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (6 out of 6)
Bech’s Books ★★★★★ (5 out of 5):
Livet i dukkehuset  ★★★★★★ (6 out of 6)
Ord fra en bibliofil ★★★★★ (5 our of 5)
Bogtanken.dk ★★★★★ (5 out of 5)
Sidses bogreol ★★★★★ (5 out of 6)
Book Collector ★★★★★ (5 out of 6)
Berlingske ★★★★ (4 out of 6)


NEWS 2016

MORDERSKEN endelig forside

MORDERSKEN (The Murderess) was released in January 2016. It is a historical novel taking place in the 16th century in The Ottoman Empire, and the third novel in a renaissance trilogy.

Foreign rights: Politiken Literary Agency


NEWS 2015

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BASTARDEN (The Bastard) was published in 2015. It is a historical novel taking place in the 16th century in Spain.

Foreign rights: Politiken Literary Agency


NEWS 2013


DRONNINGENS DAME (The Queen’s Lady), released in June 2013, is a historical novel taking place in the 16th century in France at the court of Catherine de Medici

Foreign rights: Politiken Literary Agency



The novel Lucie sold to Bulgaria

The novel Mordersken (The Murderess) sold to Bulgaria (Matkom)

The novel Dronningens dame (Queen’s Lady) sold to the Czech Republic (Brana Publishing)

The novel Bastarden (The Bastard) sold to Bulgaria (Matkom)

The novel Dronningens dame (Queen’s Lady) sold to Bulgaria (Matkom)

The novel Salerno’s Sun sold to Bulgaria (Matkom)

Erotic shortstories 360 degrees including Tip to be published in Germany (Saga Books Egmont)

The shortstory Brangane’s Potion published in English (2 Feet Entertainment)

Medical shortstories including Brangæne’s Potion published in Sweden (Tiedlund Förlag)



Publishing company Lindhardt & Ringhof
Vognmagergade 11
DK-1148 København K
Tlf: +45 70 25 66 66
Head of fiction: Sune de Souza Schmidt-Madsen