Olivier Truc

Olivier Truc was born in France in 1964. He has worked as a journalist since 1986, and is based in Stockholm since 1994, where he is currently the Nordic and Baltic correspondent for Le Monde. As a reporter, Olivier Truc covers subjects from politics and economics to social issues like immigration and minorities. He has also produced TV documentaries, including one that portrays a group of Norwegian policemen in Lapland (“The Reindeer Police,” 2008). Author of two non-fiction books, his first novel and the first in a pentalogy set in Lapland, Le dernier Lapon/Forty Days Without Shadow was published by Éditions Métailié 2012. Awarded with no less that 25 French prizes, short-listed to the CWA Dagger Award, it has become a huge success in France and internationaly. The second book in the series, Le détroit du loup/Wolf Straight published 2014 confirmed the success. La Montagne Rouge/The Red Mountain will be released in October 2016.


Prix Quais du polar
Prix Mystère de la critique
Trophée 813
Prix Salon du Polar de Montigny – Best Crime novel in French
Prix Inter polar du Festival Polar de Reims
Prix des Lecteurs Plume Libre 2013, plume de bronze dans la catégorie Nouvelle Plume Polar, thriller francophone.

Published books