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Jo Nesbo

Bestselling Scandinavian Crime writer.

29/03/1960 -

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). Following the success of his debut, he devoted more of his time to writing and music. He is the lead singer and songwriter for Norwegian rock band 'di Derre'.

The Harry Hole series has been a huge success, making bestseller lists throughout Europe - selling more than 9 million copies around the world. In 2010 The Snowmanspent over three months on the Sunday Times bestsellers. The Leopard was an instant hit, going straight to no. 1 in the Sunday Times hardback fiction charts, and the paperback was in the top ten overall bestsellers. Phantom was his first UK no. 1 in paperback. Police, the tenth Harry Hole thriller, debuted at no. 2 in the hardback fiction charts.

Similar authors to Jo Nesbo

Stieg LarssonHakan Nesser, and Henning Mankell