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Award-winning danish crime novel inspired by Bandim Health Project

The danish crime novel "The Arc of the Swallow" by Sissel-Jo Gazan will be published in the US on April 7. 

Arc of the swallow by Siisel-Jo Gazan

"The arc of the swallow" by Sissel-Jo Gazan

In 2008, famous Danish author Sissel-Jo Gazan (author of the Danish crime novel of the decade, Dinosaur Feather) got interested in the work of the Bandim Health Project and based her scientific crime novel ”The Arc of the Swallow” (”Svalens Graf”) on the research into non-specific effects of vaccines.

In a completely fictional way, she basically asked the question whether anybody would kill a professor, who claimed that vaccine have non-specific effects.

The novel was published in Danish in 2013 and was on the best-seller list for months and won the “Readers’ Prize 2014. It came out in the UK on November 6, 2014 and in the US on April 7, 2015.

The danish author Sissel-Jo Gazan

The Danish author Sissel-Jo Gazan.