Jo Nesbø (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈju ˈnɛsbø]; born 29 March 1960) is a Glass Key award winning Norwegian author and musician.
As of March 2014 more than 3 million copies of his novels have been sold in Norway, and his work has been translated into over 40 languages, selling 23 million copies (2014).
Nesbø is primarily known for his crime novels about Inspector Harry Hole, but he is also the main vocalist and songwriter for the Norwegian rock band Di Derre.
In 2007 Nesbø also released his first children’s book, Doktor Proktors Prompepulver (English translation: Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder). The 2011 film Headhunters is based on Nesbø’s novel Hodejegerne (The Headhunters).
Nesbø was born in 1960 and grew up in Molde. He graduated from the Norwegian School of Economics with a degree in Economics and Business Administration.
Nesbø worked as a freelance journalist and a stockbroker before he began his writing career.
Jo Nesbø was a talented football player and played top-flight football for Molde FK until he tore the cruciate ligaments in his knee and had to concentrate on other aspects of his life.
Nesbø is a dedicated rock climber, and has climbed sport routes up to French grade 7c.
In addition to his career as author, Nesbø is also the main vocalist and songwriter for the Norwegian rock band Di Derre. He lives close to his former wife and their daughter in Oslo.
Jo Nesbø’s official website (http://www.jonesbo.com/)
Jo Nesbø’s UK website (http://www.jonesbo.co.uk/)
The Harry Hole novels
Flaggermusmannen (1997) (English: The Bat, 2012)
Kakerlakkene (1998) (English: Cockroaches, 2013)
Rødstrupe (2000) (English: The Redbreast, 2006)
Sorgenfri (2002) (English: Nemesis, 2008)
Marekors (2003) (English: The Devil’s Star, 2005)
Frelseren (2005) (English: The Redeemer, 2009)
Snømannen (2007) (English: The Snowman, 2010)
Panserhjerte (2009) (English: The Leopard, 2011)
Gjenferd (2011) (English: Phantom, 2012)
Politi (2013) (English: Police, 2013)
The Doctor Proctor novels
Doktor Proktors prompepulver (2007) (English: Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder)
Doktor Proktors tidsbadekaret (2008) (English: Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder: Bubble in the Bathtub)
Doktor Proktor og verdens undergang. Kanskje (2010) (English: Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder: Who Cut the Cheese? also known as Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder: The End of the World. Maybe)
Doktor Proktor og det store gullrøveriet (2012) (English: Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder: The Great Gold Robbery)
Karusellmusikk (2001) – short stories
Det hvite hotellet (2007) (English: The White Hotel)
Hodejegerne (2008) (English: Headhunters) – Adapted into the 2011 film of the same name.
Sønnen (2014) (English: The Son, 2014)
with Espen Søbye, Stemmer fra Balkan/Atten dager i mai (1999) (English: Figures in the Balkans)
The Riverton Prize 1997 for Best Norwegian Crime Novel of the Year (The Bat)
The Glass Key Award 1998 for Best Nordic Crime Novel of the Year (The Bat)
The Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize for Best Novel of the Year 2000 (The Redbreast)
The Mads Wiel Nygaards Bursary 2002 (Nemesis)
Best Norwegian Crime Novel Ever Written awarded by the Norwegian book clubs in 2004 (The Redbreast)
The Finnish Academy of Crime Writers’ Special Commendation 2007 for Excellence in Foreign Crime Writing (The Devil’s Star)
Shortlisted for Duncan Lawrie International Dagger 2007 (The Redbreast)
The Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize or Best Novel of the Year 2007 (The Snowman)
Shortlisted for Ark’s Children’s Book Award for Best Children’s Book 2007 (Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder)
The Norwegian Book Club Prize 2008 for Best Novel of the Year (The Snowman)
Nominated for the Norwegian Bookseller’s Prize 2008 (Headhunters and Doctor Proctor’s Time Bathtub)
Nominated for the Edgar Award 2010 (Nemesis)
Awarded the Norwegian Peer Gynt Prize 2013
1. ^ Monica Hesse (3 May 2011). “Jo Nesbo, the next Stieg Larsson?” (http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/jo-nesbo-the-next-stieg-larsson-the-norwegian-author-is-no-fan-of- the-thought/2011/05/03/AFdj3GhF_story.html). The Washington Post. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
2. ^ “Jo Nesbo – Official UK Site” (http://www.jonesbo.co.uk/index.asp). Jonesbo.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-01-17.
3. ^ Charles McGrath (15 June 2012). “Norway Has Noir; Just Ask Jo Nesbo” (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/16/books/jo-nesbo-crime-writer-from-norway-visits-us.html?pagewanted=all). The New York Times. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
4. ^ Law, Janice (10 November 2011). “All the Beautiful Girls are Murdered” (http://www.sleuthsayers.org/2011/11/all-beautiful-girls-are-murdered.html). SleuthSayers.
5. ^ “Harvill Secker Announces Two New Books From Jo Nesbo” (http://www.booktrade.info/index.php/showarticle/49997). booktrade.info. Retrieved 2013-10-08.
6. ^ “Leonardo DiCaprio tilknyttet Nesbø-filmatisering” (http://www.dagbladet.no/2013/10/21/kultur/film/litteratur/jo_nesbo/29901612/). Dagbladet (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-10-22.
7. ^ “Harvill Secker Announces Two New Books From Jo Nesbo” (http://www.aceshobiz.com/news/view/00065167.html). Ace Showbiz. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
8. ^ “Leonardo DiCaprio Books Jo Nesbo’s ‘Blood On the Snow’” (http://variety.com/2013/film/news/leonardo-dicaprio-books-jo-nesbos-blood-in-the-snow-1200748353/). Variety. Retrieved 2014-02-25.
9. ^ “Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Producers Launch Jo Nesbø Series Occupied” (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/girl-dragon-tattoo-producers-launch-448299). Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
10. ^ The Official Website (http://jonesbo.com/#!/about-the-author)
12. ^ Tax Information 2009 (http://skattelister.no/skatt/profil/jo-nesbo-34023669/)
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