Sissel-Jo Gazan, born in Denmark in 1973, studied biology at Copenhagen University and debuted at a very young age with the novel When You Kiss in August (1995).
In 2008, she made her big international breakthrough with the scientific crime novel The Dinosaur’s Feather, the first book in the Marhauge-series, highly praised by international press such as The Wall Street Journal as well as readers – The Danish Broadcasting Corporation’s book club named it Crime Novel of the Decade. The huge success repeated itself with the sequel The Arc of the Swallow (2013), which combines passionate relationships with scientific crime. The third installment in the series will be published in 2022.
Sissel-Jo Gazan lives in Berlin with her family. In 2020, she published her eighth novel, White Flowers. The story is set on the small Danish island Samsø in 1993, where the 17-year-old Bettina disappears without a trace. White Flowers is a story about crime and revenge, tattoos, and flowers.
With ‘White Flowers’, Sissel-Jo Gazan serves up a generational novel, a crime mystery, a family chronicle, a time portrait of the 1990s and an indignant sociopolitical novel in a great generous, sweeping and elegant movement.
White Flowers is a hard-nosed piece of social realism dealing with abuse, justice and revenge. It is written with a mixture of heartfelt passion and ice-cold facts, nicely blended with Sissel-Jo Gazan’s unmistakable sense for quirky fads and colorful characters – Jyllands-Posten
We are thrilled to welcome Sissel-Jo Gazan to the agency!