Tom Egeland wins Riverton Prize

Tom Egeland has won the Riverton Prize 2009 for his bestselling conspiracy thriller GOSPEL OF LUCIFER.

The Riverton Prize “The Golden Revolver” is Norway’s most prestigious crime fiction prize, annually awarded to the author of the best Norwegian work of crime fiction.

In their statement, the jury said of the winner:

"This year’s novel is a classical adventure story that really goes to the bottom of our ideas about evil, about heaven and hell, fallen angels and mad religious sects. With this novel the author has delivered en story where the suspense isn’t only to be found on the surface, but is painfully integrate in the story itself."

The third book featuring the albino archaeologist anti-hero Bjørn Beltø, The Gospel of Lucifer has already been bought by publishers in 9 countries. Rights to its predecessors, CIRCLE’S END (2001) and GUARDIANS OF THE COVENANT (2007) have been sold to 18 and 17 countries respectively.

The Riverton Prize is a cooperation between The Riverton Club, The Norwegian Publishers’ Union, The Booksellers’ Union and The Norwegian Book Clubs.

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