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Danish novelist Anders Bodelsen dies aged 84

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The Danish novelist and screenwriter Anders Bodelsen has died, the Danish publishing house, Gyldendal announced on Monday.

The writer died on Sunday at the age of 84, it added.

In Denmark, Bodelsen, who came from Copenhagen, counts among the greater literary figures of recent history; he was also active as a journalist for many years.

His novels that appeared in English translation include Hit and Run, Run, Run, Think of a Number, Freezing Down, Consider the Verdict and Operation Cobra.

Some of his works have also been transformed into films.

He has received several awards for his books in his home country, including the Danish Critics’ Prize in 1968.

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