Jo Nesbo

Bestselling Scandinavian Crime writer.

29/03/1960 -

Jo Nesbo biography and information

  • Born in 1960 in Oslo, Norway, Jo Nesbø graduated from the Norwegian School of Economics.
  • He went on to work as a freelance journalist and as a stockbroker in the finance sector.
  • His first Harry Hole crime novel was published in Norway in 1997 and was an instant bestseller, winning a best Nordic crime novel prize (an accolade shared with Peter Høeg, Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson).
  • The Harry Hole series has been a huge success, making bestseller lists throughout Europe - selling more than 9 million copies around the world.
  • He is the lead singer and songwriter for Norwegian rock band 'di Derre'.

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Stieg LarssonHakan Nesser, and Henning Mankell

Books by Jo Nesbo

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