May 16th 2017

Great honour for Jussi

Jussi has been awarded one of the finest appointments in Denmark in the field of crafts, the title of Honorary Craftsman 2017.

He received the award Tuesday 16 May at a both festive and solemn ceremony with the attendance of H.M. the Queen Margrethe of Denmark.

“We are very proud to celebrate mr. Jussi Adler-Olsen as Honorary Craftsman. Through his writings, he has opened the world and put Denmark on the map. Jussi has shown some of the abilities and values ​​in his stories that the craftsman must possess; empathy, knowledge, diligence and professional pride. Over the years, Jussi has made an effort that goes far beyond the usual – and we recognize his work with this honourship. ”

This is how the chairman of the Danish Craftsman Association mr. Robert Sørensen, explains the background for the appointment of Jussi Adler-Olsen to Honorary Craftsman 2017. Among the former recipients are artist Olafur Eliasson, film director Bille August, composer and entertainer Victor Borge and many more.


Photo: Grethe Lissner