Writer Wednesday – Jo Nesbø

A feature on the Norwegian writer, Jo Nesbø. Read up, if some Scandinavian crime fiction interests you.

Tomes and Tales

The Norwegian writer, musician, and former journalist has had his books translated into over forty languages. Jo Nesbø is known primarily for his crime novels – Inspector Harry Hole being one of his more famous characters. He is also the lead vocalist and songwriter of the Norwegian rock band, Di Derre. Born in Oslo and having grown up in Molde, Nesbø graduated with degrees in Economics and Business Administration, and worked as a freelance journalist and stockbroker before he embarked on a career in writing. Nesbø also played football with Molde Fotballklubb (a Norwegian association football club), and is a dedicated rock climber.

The Harry Hole series is among his most notable works, which follows a tough detective working for the crime squad and the national criminal investigative service who takes on seemingly unconnected cases, combating serial killers or gangsters, and spends an equal amount of time battling his…

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