Jo Nesbø

Jo Nesbø (b. 1960) is a musician, songwriter, and economist, as well as one of the leading crime writers in the world. He is recognized for having widened the scope of the thriller with his unusual literary qualities and ambitions, his psychological insights and his in-depth knowledge of life in a modern, globalized world. His books have garnered countless international awards, sold 40 million copies, and been translated into 50 languages. In addition to the Harry Hole series he is the author of stand-alone novels Headhunters, The Son, Blood on Snow and Midnight Sun, as well as several children’s books in the Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder series.

“Jo Nesbo is my new favorite thriller writer and Harry Hole my new hero.”
Michael Connelly

“I am the world’s greatest living crime writer. [Jo Nesbø] is a man who is snapping at my heels like a rabid pitbull poised to take over my mantle when I dramatically pre-decease him.”
James Ellroy

“Many authors know how to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Jo Nesbo’s one of the few who keeps them there.”
Linwood Barclay

The Snowman by Jo Nesbo is relentless. His terrifying transformation of a childhood icon permeated my sleep. I started Redbreast but it was too much. I gave it to my guitarist Lenny Kaye and he was hooked. Now my band is reading Nesbo but I am too petrified to crack open the Phantom....”
Patti Smith

“Norway boasts Henrik Ibsen, Edvard Munch and the best-selling thriller writer Jo Nesbø as native sons.”
New York Times

“The next Munch or Ibsen could be Jo Nesbø ... And, if there’s any justice, one day Harry Hole will be just as big as Harry Potter.”
CNN

Awards

The Icepick Award, Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award, The Raymond Chandler Award, Honyaku Mystery Award, Shortlisted for LovelyBooks’ Der Leserpreis, Nordic Noir Thriller of the Year Award, Best Translated Mystery Award, Best Translated Mystery – Reader’s Choice Award, Shortlisted for the Book of the Year Award, Shortlisted for the Brage Prize, Boréales Honorary Award, Shortlisted for The European Crime Fiction Star Award, The Riverton Honor Prize, The IcePick Award, Shortlisted for the Ark’s Book of the Year Award, Shortlisted for LovelyBooks’ Der Leserpreis, St. Petersburg Reads Award, Shortlisted for The IcePick Award, Martinus Readers’ Choice Award , Martinus Readers’ Choice Award, The Peer Gynt Prize, Shortlisted for the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards, Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger, Shortlisted for the Edgar Award, Shortlisted for the Macavity Awards, The Great Caliber Award of Honour, The Danish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award, Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger, The Norwegian Book Club Prize, Shortlisted for the Ark’s Children’s Book Award, The Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize, The Norwegian Book Club Prize , Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger, The Finnish Academy of Crime Writers’ Special Commendation, Shortlisted for the Ark’s Children’s Book Award, Best Norwegian Crime Novel Ever Written, William Nygaard Bursary, The Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize, The Glass Key, The Riverton Prize See full list
The Icepick Award (Best Translated Crime Novel of the Year) Iceland – Sønnen 2018
Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Translated Crime Novel) Sweden – Macbeth 2018
The Raymond Chandler Award (Lifetime Achievement) 2018
Honyaku Mystery Award Japan – Blod på snø 2017
Shortlisted for LovelyBooks’ Der Leserpreis (Best Crime & Thriller of 2017) Germany – Tørst 2017
Nordic Noir Thriller of the Year Award Sweden – Tørst 2017
Best Translated Mystery Award Japan – Blod på snø 2017
Best Translated Mystery – Reader’s Choice Award Japan – Blod på snø 2017
Shortlisted for the Book of the Year Award Sweden – Tørst 2017
Shortlisted for the Brage Prize (Best Crime Novel) Norway – Mere Blod 2017
Boréales Honorary Award (for his entire literary work) France 2017
Shortlisted for The European Crime Fiction Star Award Germany 2016
The Riverton Honor Prize Norway 2016
The IcePick Award (Best Translated Crime Novel) Iceland – Blod på snø 2015
Shortlisted for the Ark’s Book of the Year Award – Mere Blod 2015
Shortlisted for LovelyBooks’ Der Leserpreis (Best Crime & Thriller of 2015) Germany – Sønnen 2015
St. Petersburg Reads Award (Best International Author of the Year) Russia 2014
Shortlisted for The IcePick Award (Best Translated Crime Novel of the Year) Iceland – Panserhjerte 2014
Martinus Readers’ Choice Award (Best Foreign Author of the Year) Slovakia 2014
Martinus Readers’ Choice Award (Best Novel of the Year) Slovakia – Politi 2014
The Peer Gynt Prize (for his international success and for putting Norway on the map of international literature) Norway 2013
Shortlisted for the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards (The Bestseller Dagger) UK 2012
Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger (Best Translated Crime Novel of the Year) UK – Gjenferd 2012
Shortlisted for the Edgar Award (Best Novel of the Year) US – Sorgenfri 2010
Shortlisted for the Macavity Awards (Best Mystery Novel) US – Sorgenfri 2010
The Great Caliber Award of Honour (for his entire authorship) Poland 2010
The Danish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Crime Novel of the Year) Denmark – Panserhjerte 2009
Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger UK – Frelseren 2009
The Norwegian Book Club Prize (Best Novel of the Year) Norway – Hodejegerne 2008
Shortlisted for the Ark’s Children’s Book Award (Best Children’s Book) Norway – Doktor Proktors tidsbadekar 2008
The Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize (Best Novel of the Year) Norway – Snømannen 2007
The Norwegian Book Club Prize (Best Novel of the Year) Norway – Snømannen 2007
Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger UK – Rødstrupe 2007
The Finnish Academy of Crime Writers’ Special Commendation (Excellence in Foreign Crime Writing) Finland – Marekors 2007
Shortlisted for the Ark’s Children’s Book Award (Best Children’s Book) Norway – Doktor Proktors prompepulver 2007
Best Norwegian Crime Novel Ever Written (Awarded by the Norwegian Book Clubs) Norway – Rødstrupe 2004
William Nygaard Bursary Norway – Sorgenfri 2002
The Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize (Best Novel of the Year) Norway – Rødstrupe 2000
The Glass Key (Best Nordic Crime Novel of the Year) The Nordic Countries – Flaggermusmannen 1998
The Riverton Prize (Best Norwegian Crime Novel of the Year) Norway – Flaggermusmannen 1997
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Blood on Snow

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Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes, Jo Nesbø and Bobbie Peers three of the most sold children’s fiction authors of the decade in Norway

Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes, Jo Nesbø and Bobbie Peers are three of the most sold authorships of children’s fiction in Norway during the past decade. Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes succeed in the impressive feat of claiming ten out of fifty positions on the list, which includes both translated and domestic titles. All ten books are from the author and illustrator duo’s popular Detective Agency No. 2 series. In order, the titles are: Operation Thundercloud, Operation Summer Island, Operation Sunset, Operation Shadowman, Operation Windblast, Operation Plastic Bag, Operation Ghost, Operation Bronze Square, Operation Daffodil, and Operation Circus.

Jo Nesbø likewise lays claim to multiple positions, featuring four times on the list with his Doctor Proctor series. Doctor Proctor’s Fart Power, book one, comes in at No. 4. A bit further down on the list it is joined by Doctor Proctor and the Time-Travel Bath Bomb, Doctor Proctor and the End of the World. Maybe, and Doctor Proctor and the Great Gold Robbery.

Bobbie Peers too makes an appearance on the 2008-2018 list with his children’s book debut William Wenton and the Luridium Thief.

‘Macbeth’ chosen as one of The Observer’s Best Books of 2018

The British newspaper The Observer’s critics have compiled a list of their must reads of 2018, and one of the ten titles in the Thriller category is Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth. Literary critic Alison Flood writes the following about Nesbø’s retelling of the classic:

Macbeth by Jo Nesbø (Vintage) [...] transport[s] Shakespeare’s tragedy to a poverty-stricken, drug ridden Scottish industrial town, turning the protagonist into a Swat commander and leaving the reader delighting in discovering how the Norwegian author has transposed everything from Hecate to Lady Macbeth.”

Jo Nesbø and Jørn Lier Horst two of the most sold authors of the decade in Norway

An official list of the most sold Norwegian fiction titles of the last decade has been announced by the Norwegian Booksellers Association. Jo Nesbø is the authorship with most titles on the list, occupying a total of eight positions - six of which are in the top ten. Police tops the list at No. 1, followed by Phantom at No. 2, and The Leopard at No. 3. Also on the list are The Son, The Thirst, Headhunters, The Snowman, and Blood on Snow.

Jørn Lier Horst likewise features at multiple positions on the list, appearing with three of his titles: The Hunting Dogs, The Caveman, and Ordeal.

Jo Nesbø the winner of the 2018 Icepick Award

The 2018 Icepick Award for ‘Best Translated Crime Novel’ has been awarded to Jo Nesbø’s The Son and Jo’s Icelandic translator Bjarni Gunnarsson. The Icepick is an annual Icelandic award given to a translated crime novel and its translator by the Iceland Noir Festival, the Icelandic Crime Writers’ Association, and the Icelandic Association of Translators and Interpreters. This is the fifth time the Icepick is awarded, and the second time Bjarni Gunnarsson and Jo Nesbø receive it together.

Tom Malmquist and Jo Nesbø on The New York Times’ ‘100 Notable Books of 2018’ list

Tom Malmquist’s In Every Moment We Are Still Alive and Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth have been chosen as two of 2018’s most notable titles by The New York Times.

The prominent American newspaper calls Malmquist’s In Every Moment We Are Still Alive, “[A] searing autobiographical novel depict[ing] a father struggling to cope with the tragic loss of his partner just as their daughter is born.”

Nesbø’s Macbeth receives the accolade: “The Norwegian crime writer emphasizes the noir aspects of Shakespeare’s tragedy by turning it into a fast-paced thriller about murder and corruption in 1970s Glasgow. The result has a sharp social edge as well as a timely political resonance.”

Anders de la Motte, Stina Jackson, Anders Roslund and Jo Nesbø shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award

Anders de la Motte’s Dead of Winter, Stina Jackson’s The Silver Road and Anders Roslund’s Three Hours have been shortlisted for the prestigious 2018 Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award for ‘Best Swedish Crime Novel’. Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth has been shortlisted in the second category, ‘Best Translated Crime Novel’.

The winning authors will be announced on November 25th.

Jo Nesbø awarded the Raymond Chandler Award 2018

Jo Nesbø has been awarded the very prestigious Raymond Chandler Award 2018 for Lifetime Achievement. The Raymond Chandler Award was established by film critic and journalist Irene Bignardi in collaboration with the Raymond Chandler Estate and the award is given out annually to a master of noir fiction. Previous winners include Margaret Atwood, John Le Carré, John Grisham, P.D. James and Henning Mankell among others.

Jo Nesbø will be at the Noir in Festival in Como, Italy, on December 8th to receive the award in person.

Jo Nesbø No. 1 in the UK

Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth is No. 1 on the Sunday Times paperback fiction bestseller list in the UK this week. The novel was published in paperback by Hogarth on September 20th.

‘Macbeth’ No. 2 in the UK

Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth has gone straight in at No. 2 on the Sunday Times paperback fiction bestseller list in the UK this week.

Jo Nesbø and Arne Dahl on the Finnish bestseller list

The official Finnish bestseller lists for the month of August have been released and Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth is No. 1 on the list for translated fiction and Arne Dahl’s Watching You claims the No. 4 spot on the paperback list.

Jo Nesbø on the German bestseller list

Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth is No. 4 this week on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for hardcover fiction in Germany, and The Thirst is No. 5 on the paperback list.

Jo Nesbø No. 2 in Germany

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst, the eleventh installment in the Harry Hole series, is No. 2 this week on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for paperback fiction in Germany.

Jo Nesbø shortlisted for the Icepick Award

Jo Nesbø has with The Son been shortlisted for the 2018 Icepick Award for best translated crime novel in Iceland. The winner will be announced during the Iceland Noir crime festival in November.

Ingar Johnsrud, Jo Nesbø, Jørn Lier Horst and Hedvig Montgomery on the Norwegian bestseller lists

The Norwegian bestseller lists for the first week of August are in and Jørn Lier Horst claims the No. 4 spot with The Katharina Code on the paperback list. Ingar Johnsrud’s The Cross I Bear and Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth share the No. 5 spot on the e-book list. Hedvig Montgomery continues to feature on the non-fiction list and comes in at No. 5 with her Parental Magic this week.

Lastly, Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes still occupy the top two positions on the children’s books bestseller list in Norway, coming in at No. 1 with The Search for the Castle’s Secret and No. 2 with Operation Shipwreck.

Ingar Johnsrud, Jo Nesbø, Jørn Lier Horst and Hedvig Montgomery on the Norwegian bestseller lists

The bestseller lists for the last week of July are in, and the novels that featured on the list at the start of the summer are still making their mark weeks later. On the e-book list, Ingar Johnsrud’s latest novel The Cross I Bear is No. 3, and is followed by Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth at No. 4. Macbeth is also No. 4 on the hardcover list, where it in turn is accompanied by Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ The Search for the Castle’s Secret at No. 5.

On the paperback list, Jo Nesbø makes a third appearance at No. 4, this time with The Thirst. Jørn Lier Horst claims the No. 5 spot with The Katharina Code.

Lastly, Hedvig Montgomery comes in at No. 5 on the nonfiction list, with her Parental Magic.

More Norwegian bestseller lists for Spring/Summer 2018

The Norwegian Bookseller’s Association has published yet another bestseller list for the first half of 2018. This time the list includes both Norwegian and international titles, and all genres within the fiction category.

The author with the most titles on the list is Jørn Lier Horst, who claims a whopping eight out of fifteen spots. Jo Nesbø is the second most featured author, with two placements to his name. His Macbeth comes in at No. 3, and The Thirst at No. 5.

Jørn Lier Horst then takes over at No. 6 with his and Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ Detective Agency No. 2 books for children. This spring, the bestselling titles from the series are Operation Daffodil, Operation Mummy, Operation Shipwreck, Operation Shadowman, Operation Summer Island, Operation Ghost and Operation Pirate. Jørn also features on the list with his The Katharina Code for adult crime fiction readers.

Jo Nesbø and Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes No. 1 on the January-June bestseller lists

It’s July and 2018 has officially entered its second half. But lest the previous spring months be forgotten, the Norwegian Bookseller’s Association has compiled lists over the most sold books during January-June, divided by genre and category.

At the very top of the list for Norwegian fiction is Jo Nesbø, with Macbeth. A steady No. 1 throughout spring, Nesbø is joined at the top by Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes, who claim the No. 1 position on the Norwegian children’s books list with Operation Shipwreck. Jørn Lier Horst also occupies the No. 2 and No. 3 spot, with The Triangle Mystery and The Search for the Castle’s Secret respectively.

On the lists are also Heine Bakkeid with Meet Me in Paradise, Hedvig Montgomery with Parental Magic, and Kristina Ohlsson with The Flood.

Ulf Lundell, Leif GW Persson, Niklas Natt och Dag and Jo Nesbø on the Swedish bestseller lists for June

Ulf Lundell’s Weekdays continues to feature heavily at the top of the official Swedish bestseller list, and on June’s hardcover list it comes in at No. 5. New on the list is Leif GW Persson’s memoir Master Detective Willy: the Story of My Career coming in at No. 1 on the audio- and e-book lists, and No. 2 on the non-fiction list. On the paperback list, Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 comes in at No. 4 and it holds spot No. 3 on the e-book list. Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst is No. 4 on the audiobook list.

Ulf Lundell, Niklas Natt och Dag and Jo Nesbø on the Swedish bestseller lists

Ulf Lundell’s Weekdays is No. 4 on this week’s official Swedish bestseller list for hardcovers. On the paperback list, Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 likewise comes in at No. 4, as does Jo Nesbø on the audiobook list, where The Thirst is No. 4.

Jørn Lier Horst, Jo Nesbø and Ingar Johnsrud on the Norwegian bestseller lists

The official Norwegian bestseller lists remain largely unchanged also this week. On the hardcover list, Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ The Search for the Castle’s Secret stays at No. 1, and is closely followed by Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth at No. 2. Macbeth is also No. 2 on the e-book list, where the No. 1 spot is yet again claimed by Ingar Johnsrud’s The Cross I Bear. Johnsrud also features heavily on the paperback list, where his Those Who Follow comes in at No. 2 and As We Fall at No. 4.

Ingar Johnsrud, Jørn Lier Horst and Jo Nesbø on the Norwegian bestseller lists

Ingar Johnsrud’s Fredrik Beier trilogy continues to feature on the Norwegian bestseller lists. On the paperback list Those Who Follow is No. 2, and As We Fall is No. 3. The Cross I Bear is No. 1 on the e-book list for the second consecutive week and Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth continues to hold the No. 3 spot. On the hardcover list, the No. 1 spot is still occupied by Jørn Lier Horst and Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ The Search for the Castle’s Secret and Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth stays at the No. 2 spot.

Ingar Johnsrud, Jørn Lier Horst, Jo Nesbø, and Hedvig Montgomery on the Norwegian bestseller lists

All three of Ingar Johnsrud’s novels in the Fredrik Beier trilogy continue to feature on the Norwegian bestseller lists. On the paperback list Those Who Follow is No. 4, and As We Fall is No. 5. The Cross I Bear is No. 1 on the e-book list, where it’s joined by Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth at No. 3. Macbeth also comes in at No. 2 on the hardcover list. The No. 1 spot is still occupied by Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ The Search for the Castle’s Secret. Lastly, Hedvig Montgomery’s Parental Magic stays firm at No. 5.

Niklas Natt och Dag and Jo Nesbø on the Swedish bestseller lists

Niklas Natt och Dag continues to feature on the weekly Swedish bestseller lists, and on this week’s lists he makes a double appearance with his 1793. On the e-book list he claims the No. 3 spot, and on the paperback list he comes in at No. 4. Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst is No. 4 on the audiobook list.

Ingar Johnsrud, Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes, Jo Nesbø, and Hedvig Montgomery on the Norwegian bestseller lists

Ingar Johnsrud dominates the Norwegian bestseller lists as all three books in his trilogy about Fredrik Beier appear on this week’s lists. The Cross I Bear, just published last week, appears on both the hardcover list and the e-book one, where it comes in at No. 2. As We Fall comes in at No. 4 on the paperback list, and is joined by Those Who Follow two spots further down.

The No. 1 spot on the hardcover list is won by none other than Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes and their just published The Search for the Castle’s Secret, the fourth activity book in the Detective Agency No. 2 series. Just after at No. 2 comes Jo Nesbø’s internationally acclaimed Macbeth. Macbeth also claims the No. 3 spot on the ebook list.

Jørn Lier Horst’s international bestseller The Katharina Code features on the paperback list, where it is No. 2. On the nonfiction list, Hedvig Montgomery’s long-running bestseller Parental Magic stays put at No. 5.

Jo Nesbø and Hedvig Montgomery on the Norwegian bestseller lists

The official weekly bestseller list for Norway has been announced, and Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth continues to feature high up on both the hardcover and e-book lists. This week, it claims the No. 2 spot on both lists. Nesbø is joined by Hedvig Montgomery, whose long-running bestseller Parental Magic climbs yet again this week, landing at No. 5.

Jo Nesbø and Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes on the Norwegian bestseller lists

Macbeth, Jo Nesbø’s retelling of the classic Shakespeare piece, is still No. 1 on the official weekly bestseller lists for hardcovers and e-books in Norway. On the hardcover list is also Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ Operation Shipwreck, at No. 5.

Anders Roslund, Niklas Natt och Dag, and Jo Nesbø No. 1, No. 3 and No. 5 in Sweden

Anders Roslund’s just published Three Hours claims the No. 1 spot on the official Swedish hardcover list. This marks the second week at the top for the novel, which entered the list at No. 1 last week. On the paperback list, Niklas Natt och Dag’s long-running bestseller 1793 comes in at No. 3. It also claims the No. 3 spot on the e-book list, where it’s joined by Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth at No. 5.

Jo Nesbø and Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes No. 1 and No. 4 on the Norwegian bestseller lists

Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth is once again No. 1 on the weekly bestseller lists for hardcovers and e-books in Norway. Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes likewise stay on the hardcover list, coming in at No. 4 with Operation Shipwreck also this week.

‘Macbeth,’ ‘Three Hours’ and ‘1793’ on the Swedish bestseller lists

The official Swedish bestseller lists for the month of April as well as the first week of May have been released.

For the first week of May the recently published Three Hours by Anders Roslund is No. 1 on the hardcover list. On the paperback list Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 stays put at No. 2 and is No. 5 on the e-book list. Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth claims the No. 3 spot on the same list.

On April’s bestselling list Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth is No. 1 on both the hardcover list and the audiobook list. On the paperback list Niklas Natt och Dag claims the No. 1 spot with 1793.

‘Macbeth’ and ‘Operation Shipwreck’ on the Norwegian bestseller lists

The weekly bestseller lists in Norway see Jo Nesbø and his Macbeth placing No. 2 on the hardcover list and No. 1 on the e-book one. On the hardcover list Nesbø is joined by Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes, who come in at No. 4 with their Operation Shipwreck, the latest installment in the Detective Agency No. 2 series.

‘Macbeth,’ ‘Three Hours’ and ‘1793’ on the Swedish bestseller lists

The official Swedish bestseller lists for the last week of April have been released. Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth comes in at No. 4 on the hardcover fiction list and No. 3 on the e-book list. On the hardcover list we also see the just published Three Hours by Anders Roslund, coming in at No. 5. On the paperback list Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 continues to claim the No. 2 spot, and has climbed to No. 4 on the e-book list.

Jo Nesbø, Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes and Kristina Ohlsson on the Norwegian bestseller lists

Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth, for the sixth consecutive week, comes in at No. 1 on the official Norwegian bestseller lists for hardcover fiction and e-books. Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ Operation Shipwreck likewise stays safely put at No. 3 on the hardcover list. Kristina Ohlsson meanwhile continues to appear on the paperback bestseller list with her Unwanted at No. 4 and The Disappeared at No. 5.

‘The Thirst’ shortlisted for the Public Book Awards

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst has been shortlisted for the Public Book Awards in the ‘Translated Novel’ category. These reader’s choice-awards are organized by Public, the biggest retailer in Greece, and the winners will be announced at the end of May.

‘Macbeth’ and ‘1793’ on the Swedish bestseller lists

The official Swedish bestseller lists for the third week of April have been released. Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth comes in at No. 2 on the hardcover fiction list as well as the audiobook and e-book lists. Meanwhile, Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 claims the No. 2 spot on the paperback list, and stays put at No. 5 on the e-book list.

Jo Nesbø, Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes and Kristina Ohlsson on the Norwegian bestseller lists

Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth is also this week No. 1 on the official Norwegian bestseller lists for hardcover fiction and e-books. Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ Operation Shipwreck likewise stays at No. 3 on the hardcover list. Kristina Ohlsson meanwhile dominates the paperback bestseller list, claiming three of the top five positions with her Unwanted at No. 2, The Disappeared at No. 3 and The Chosen at No. 5.

Jo Nesbø No. 1 in Croatia

Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth is No. 1 on this week’s bestseller list in Croatia.

‘Macbeth’ and ‘1793’ No. 1 in Sweden

The official Swedish bestseller lists for the second week of April have been released. Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth continues to dominate at the top, coming in at No. 1 on the hardcover fiction list as well as the e-book list. Meanwhile, Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 also stays put at No. 1 on the paperback list, and joins Macbeth on the e-book list, coming in at No. 5.

Jo Nesbø, Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes and Kristina Ohlsson on the Norwegian bestseller lists

The official Norwegian bestseller lists for the second week of April have been published, and Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth continues to sit safely at the top, coming in at No. 1 on the hardcover and e-book lists. Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ Operation Shipwreck joins at No. 3 on the hardcover list. Meanwhile, Kristina Ohlsson appears on the paperback bestseller list this week with Unwanted at No. 2 and The Disappeared at No. 4.

Jo Nesbø No. 2 in the UK

Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth is No. 2 on Sunday Times’ bestseller list for hardcover fiction for the second consecutive week.

‘Macbeth’ and ‘1793’ No. 1 in Sweden

The official Swedish bestseller lists for the first week of April have been released. Jo Nesbø’s newly published Macbeth dominates at the top, coming in at No. 1 on the hardcover fiction list as well as the audiobook and e-book lists. Meanwhile, Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 rises to No. 1 on the paperback list, and joins Macbeth on the e-book list, coming in at No. 4.

Jo Nesbø No. 2 in the UK

Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth is No. 2 on this week’s Sunday Times bestseller list for hardcover fiction.

Jo Nesbø, Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes and Kristina Ohlsson on the Norwegian bestseller lists

The official Norwegian bestseller lists for the first week of April have been released, and Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth continues its reign at the top, coming in at No. 1 on the hardcover and e-book lists. Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ long-running bestseller, Operation Shipwreck, also stays put at No. 3 on the hardcover list. Meanwhile, Kristina Ohlsson continues to feature high up on the paperback bestseller list, this week with The Disappeared at No. 5.

‘The Thirst’ and ‘1793’ on the Swedish bestseller lists

The official Swedish bestseller lists for the last week of March have just been released. Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst climbs to No. 5 on the hardcover list for fiction, while Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 claims the No. 3 spot on the paperback list.

Jo Nesbø, Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes, Arne Dahl and Kristina Ohlsson on the Norwegian bestseller lists

The official Norwegian bestseller lists for the last week of March have been announced, and Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth hasn’t budged from the No. 1 spot on the hardcover and e-book list. Just behind on the hardcover list is Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ long-running bestseller, Operation Shipwreck, at No. 3. Arne Dahl’s Watching You meanwhile comes in at No. 5 on the e-book list. Kristina Ohlsson continues to feature high up on the paperback bestseller list with her Unwanted, No. 3 this week.

‘Blood on Snow’ takes home two Translated Mystery Awards in Japan

Jo Nesbø’s Blood on Snow is the big winner of the 2017 Translated Mystery Awards in Japan, taking home both the Best Translated Mystery Award and the Best Translated Mystery – Reader’s Choice Award. The Best Translated Mystery Award winner is chosen by a jury of professional translators, while the latter is chosen by a group comprised of readers and translators alike.

Jo Nesbø and Kristina Ohlsson No. 1 in Norway, Jørn Lier Horst and Heine Bakkeid No. 3 and No. 4

Just published in Norway last week, Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth goes straight to No. 1 on both the hardcover fiction bestseller list and e-book list. Nesbø is joined at the top by Kristina Ohlsson, whose Unwanted climbs yet again, coming in at No. 1 this week. Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ thirteenth Detective Agency No. 2 book, Operation Shipwreck, comes in just below on the hardcover fiction list, claiming the No. 3 spot. Heine Bakkeid’s second novel about the haunted former interrogator Thorkild Aske, Meet Me in Paradise, features at No. 4 on the e-book list.

‘Macbeth’ No. 1 in Denmark

Jo Nesbø’s novel Macbeth has gone straight to No. 1 on Saxo, Denmark’s biggest online retailer, bestseller list for all genres. Macbeth was published in Denmark yesterday.

‘Macbeth’ published in Norway and Denmark

Set in the 1970s in a run-down, rainy industrial town, Jo Nesbo’s Macbeth centers around a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem. Duncan, chief of police, is idealistic and visionary, a dream to the townspeople but a nightmare for criminals. The drug trade is ruled by two drug lords, one of whom—a master of manipulation named Hecate—has connections with the highest in power, and plans to use them to get his way.

Hecate’s plot hinges on steadily, insidiously manipulating Inspector Macbeth: the head of SWAT and a man already susceptible to violent and paranoid tendencies. What follows is an unputdownable story of love and guilt, political ambition, and greed for more, exploring the darkest corners of human nature, and the aspirations of the criminal mind.

Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth, part of the Hogarth Shakespeare series, is today published in Norway and Denmark. 30 more markets will follow in the coming months.

Jo Nesbø and Jørn Lier Horst the most sold authors of the decade in Norway

Jo Nesbø and Jørn Lier Horst are the indisputable kings of crime fiction in Norway: on the just published official list of the twenty most sold Norwegian crime titles of the past decade (2008-2017), Jo Nesbø claims a staggering eight positions and Jørn Lier Horst six.

Jo Nesbø also succeeds in the feat of placing in the top ten with all eight novels, starting with Police at No. 1. Police is then followed by Phantom (No.2), The Leopard (No. 3), The Son (No. 4), Thirst (No. 5), Headhunters (No. 6), The Snowman (No. 8), and Blood on Snow (No. 9).

Jørn Lier Horst, the author with the most titles on the list after Nesbø, features at No. 10 with his The Hunting Dogs. The Wisting novel is closely followed by The Caveman (No. 11), Ordeal (No. 12), Closed for Winter (No. 14), When It Grows Dark (No. 15), and The Katharina Code (No. 16).

Jo Nesbø No. 1 in Denmark

Jo Nesbø’s upcoming novel Macbeth is No. 1 on the comprehensive bestseller list of Saxo, one of Denmark’s biggest retailers. Macbeth is part of The Hogarth Shakespeare series and will be published simultaneously in most parts of the world in April.

‘1793’ and ‘The Thirst’ No. 2 and No. 4 in Sweden

The official Swedish bestseller lists for January have been released and Niklas Natt och Dag’s brilliant debut novel 1793 is No. 2 on the hardcover fiction list. 1793 also appears on the e-book bestseller list, where it comes in at No. 2. Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst meanwhile comes in at No. 4 on the paperback list.

Niklas Natt och Dag and Jo Nesbø No. 2 and No. 5 in Sweden

Niklas Natt och Dag’s debut novel 1793 is No. 2 on the official Swedish bestseller list for hardcover fiction for the third week of January. 1793 also claims a spot on the e-book bestseller list, where it comes in at No. 3. Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst meanwhile comes in at No. 5 on the paperback list.

2017’s most listened to audio books in Sweden

The audio book streaming services Storytel, Nextory and BookBeat have announced their most listened to books of 2017 in Sweden.

On the children’s and YA lists of Storytel and Nextory, Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin’s The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep comes in at No. 1 and No. 2 respectively. Forssén Ehrlin’s second Sleep Series title, The Little Elephant Who Wants to Fall Asleep, appears at No. 5 on the Nextory list.

On BookBeat’s fiction list, Lars Kepler’s The Rabbit Hunter comes in at No. 2, Jens Lapidus’ Top Dog at No. 3, and Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst at No. 4. The list for fiction, crime titles excluded, is topped by Fredrik Backman’s Beartown at No. 1.

Jo Nesbø No. 1 in the UK

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst is No. 1 on Sunday Times’ bestseller list for paperback fiction for the second consecutive week.

‘The Thirst’ and ‘The Katharina Code’ the two most sold crime novels of 2017 in Norway

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst and Jørn Lier Horst’s The Katharina Code are the No. 1 and No. 2 most sold crime novels by Norwegian authors in Norway during 2017.

Lars Kepler, Leif GW Persson, Anders de la Motte and Jo Nesbø among the most sold in Sweden 2017

The official Swedish bestseller lists for 2017 have just been released, and Lars Kepler’s The Rabbit Hunter can be found at No. 2 on the list for fiction, closely followed by Leif GW Persson’s Can One Die Twice? at No. 5. Anders de la Motte dominates the bestseller lists for audio books and e-books with End of Summer, coming in at No. 1 on both lists. On the e-book list we also find Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst, at No. 4.

The Swedish bestseller lists for December

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst jumps straight to No. 2 on the official Swedish list of the most sold paperback books of December 2017. Nesbø is joined by Anders de la Motte, who claims the No. 1 spot in two other categories - audio books and e-books - with his End of Summer. Niklas Natt och Dag’s lauded debut novel 1793 also appears on the ebook list, coming in at No. 3. On the children’s books list, Kristina Ohlsson continues to place in the top five with The Mystery on Eagle’s Cliff, coming in at No. 5 this month.

Jo Nesbø No. 1 in the UK

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst is No. 1 on this week’s Sunday Times bestseller list for paperback fiction.

‘The Thirst’ and ‘The Katharina Code’ two of the most sold books of 2017 in Norway

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst, the eleventh novel about Harry Hole, is the most sold book of 2017 in Norway. It is closely followed by Jørn Lier Horst’s The Katharina Code at No. 4.

Jo Nesbø No. 2 in the UK

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst has gone straight to No. 2 on the bestseller list for paperback fiction in the UK upon publication.

Jo Nesbø & Bobbie Peers dominate the Norwegian bookstore bestseller list for November

Jo Nesbø’s fifth Doctor Proctor book, Can Doctor Proctor Save Christmas?, is November’s most sold Norwegian children’s book in bookstores. Right after it comes Bobbie Peers at No. 2 with William Wenton and the Luridium Thief. In fact, the entire William Wenton series makes an appearance on the list, claiming the No. 6 (William Wenton and the Orbulator Agent) and No. 11 (William Wenton and the Cryptoportal) spots as well.

‘The Thirst’ one of ‘Top 10 Mysteries of 2017’

Jo Nesbø’s No. 1 internationally bestselling novel, The Thirst, has just been named one of the ‘Top 10 Mysteries of 2017’ by the New York Times.

The Grand Audiobook Prize 2017

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst, Kristina Ohlsson’s The Flood, Jens Lapidus’ Top Dog and Anders de la Motte’s Deeds of Fall have all been shortlisted for the Swedish book award The Grand Audiobook Prize in the ‘Suspense’ category.

Fredrik Backman’s Us Against You and And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer are both shortlisted in the ‘Literary Fiction’ category, and Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin’s The Tractor Who Wants To Fall Asleep is shortlisted in the ‘Children’s Books’ category.

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Yrsa Sigurdardóttir and Jo Nesbø nominated for Der Leserpreis 2017

Yrsa Sigurdardóttir and Jo Nesbø have been nominated for LovelyBooks’ Der Leserpreis 2017. They are nominated in the ‘Crime & Thriller’ category for The Reckoning and The Thirst respectively.

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‘The Snowman’ remains No. 2 in the UK

Jo Nesbø’s seventh installment in the Harry Hole series, The Snowman, remains No. 2 on this week’s bestseller list for paperback fiction in the UK.

‘The Snowman’ No. 2 in the UK

Jo Nesbø’s The Snowman is No. 2 on the Sunday Times bestseller list. The Snowman is the seventh installment in the Harry Hole series.

Jo Nesbø and Arne Dahl on Danish bestseller lists

Jo Nesbø’s The Snowman, the seventh installment in the Harry Hole series, is No. 1 on the paperback bestseller list at Bog & idé. Arne Dahl’s Watching You claims the No. 4 spot on the same list. At Arnold Busck Hinterlands, the second installment in Arne Dahl’s series about Berger and Blom, is No. 4 on the crime fiction list while Watching You climbs to No. 2 on the paperback list. Bog & idé and Arnold Busck are the two biggest book retailers in Denmark.

Jo Nesbø and Arne Dahl No. 3 in Germany

Celebrating one month on the German Der Spiegel bestseller list for hardcover fiction, Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst this week comes in at No. 3. Arne Dahl’s Hinterlands likewise comes in at No. 3, in the paperback category.

Jo Nesbø and Arne Dahl No. 2 in Germany

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst remains at No. 2 for the third week in a row on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for hardcover fiction. Arne Dahl’s Hinterlands also keeps its No. 2 spot on the paperback list. This is Hinterlands’ fifth week on the list.

Jo Nesbø and Arne Dahl No. 2 in Germany

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst is No. 2 also this week on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for hardcover fiction. Arne Dahl’s Hinterlands stays at No. 2 on the paperback list as well. This is The Thirst’s second week on the list, and Hinterlands’ fourth.

Jo Nesbø and Arne Dahl No. 2 on the German hardcover and paperback lists

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst, the eleventh Harry Hole novel, has gone straight to No. 2 on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for hardcover fiction after being published in Germany just last Friday.

Arne Dahl’s Hinterlands meanwhile claims the No. 2 spot on Der Spiegel’s paperback list. This marks Hinterlands’ third week on the list.

Full-length international trailer for ‘The Snowman’ released

‘The Thirst’ most popular novel in Norway during first half of 2017

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst is the most sold novel during the first half of 2017 in Norway, according to the Booksellers Association’s list – a list including all books written in, as well as translated into, Norwegian.

Jo Nesbø winner of the Nordic Noir Thriller of the Year Award for ‘The Thirst’

Jo Nesbø has been announced as the winner of the Nordic Noir Thriller of the Year Award for The Thirst. “His outstanding series featuring Detective Inspector Harry Hole has secured Jo Nesbø the undisputed position of Scandinavia’s leading crime writer.” says Carina Nunstedt, head of Sweden’s Crimetime Gotland, the organization behind the award.

Watch the chilling first trailer for ‘The Snowman’

Universal Pictures and Working Title Films have released the first trailer for The Snowman, starring Michael Fassbender (X-Men series), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) and Charlotte Gainsbourg (Independence Day: Resurgence). The film is directed by Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), based on Jo Nesbø’s global bestseller, The Snowman.

‘The Thirst’ No. 1 in the Netherlands

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst, published in the Netherlands just a few days ago, went straight to No. 1 on the official Bestseller 60-list upon publication – a combined list which includes both physical and digital sales of hardcover, paperback, ebook, audio etc. across all genres.

Lars Kepler and Jo Nesbø No. 1 in Norway

Lars Kepler’s The Rabbit Hunter, just out in paperback, goes straight to No. 1 on the Norwegian bestseller list. Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst still holds the No. 1 spot on the eBook list.

‘The Thirst’ No. 1 in the Czech Republic

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst has gone straight to No. 1 on the official bestseller list for hardcover fiction in the Czech Republic upon publication.

Francesco Carrozzini to direct Jo Nesbø’s ‘Midnight Sun’

Italian producer Cattleya (the production company behind Gomorra and Romanzo Criminale) has set Emmy-nominated filmmaker Francesco Carrozzini to direct Jo Nesbø’s bestselling stand-alone novel Midnight Sun. Cattleya intends to turn it into an English language film. Jo Nesbø and Niclas Salomonsson are Executive Producers on the project.

Carrozzini: “When I read Midnight Sun I was drawn to the complexity of the main character, Ulf – he’s inherently a good man forced to do bad things in order to save his own life and his loved ones. The exploration of this tension, plus the remote, otherworldly backdrop of the Norwegian coast made me want to bring this book to screen right away.”

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‘The Thirst’ on New York Times Best Seller list

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst, published in the US on May 9th, debuts at No. 6 on the New York Times Best Seller list for hardcover fiction.

‘The Thirst’ No. 1 in Finland

The Finnish bestseller list for April has just been announced and Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst is No. 1 on the hardcover list for translated fiction

‘The Thirst’ No. 1 in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst remains at the No. 1 spot on the Sunday Times bestseller list for hardcover fiction in the UK this week, as well as remaining No. 1 in Ireland and New Zealand.

‘The Thirst’ No. 1 in New Zealand

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst has shot to No. 1 on the official bestseller list for hardcover fiction in New Zealand.

‘The Thirst’ No. 1 in Ireland and in Australia

Following the news that Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst has gone straight to No. 1 upon publication in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Slovakia, Poland, Croatia, Greece and the UK, Jo Nesbø is now also No. 1 in Ireland, and – for the first time ever – No. 1 on the bestseller list in Australia.

‘The Thirst’ No. 1 in the UK

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst, published in the UK on Thursday, has gone straight to No. 1 on the Sunday Times bestseller list for hardcover fiction.

‘Beartown’ and ‘The Thirst’ shortlisted for Book of the Year award

Fredrik Backman’s Beartown and Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst have both been shortlisted for Bonnier’s Book Clubs’ Book of the Year award. Bonnier’s Book Clubs is the home of five Swedish book clubs, among them the biggest one in Sweden. The winning book and author will be announced during the Gothenburg Book Fair, on September 29th.

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‘The Thirst’ No. 1 in Greece

Published in Greece on Friday last week, Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst is No. 1 on the Greek bestseller list this week.

‘The Thirst’ No. 1 in Croatia and No. 2 in Italy

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst was published in Croatia last week and is No. 1 on the Croatian bestseller list this week. Italy published the novel late last month and it has reached the No. 2 spot on Italy’s official bestseller list for hardcover fiction, all genres, and No. 1 on the Italian e-book list, all genres.

‘The Thirst’ No. 1 in Slovakia and Poland

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst continues to top the bestseller lists, hitting No. 1 also in Slovakia and Poland. The novel is now No. 1 in five countries: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Slovakia and Poland.

James Bond screenwriters are adapting Jo Nesbø’s ‘I Am Victor’ for Baltasar Kormákur

Jo Nesbø’s I Am Victor has been acquired by Fredrik Wikström Nicastro at SF Studios, who will produce the project together with Icelandic director and producer Baltasar Kormákur for RVK Studios. Kormákur (Everest, Contraband, 2 Guns) is also attached to direct and James Bond screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are adapting the screenplay. Jo Nesbø and Niclas Salomonsson are Executive Producers on the project.
Purvis and Wade have been the 007’s go-to scriptwriters going back to 1999’s The World Is Not Enough. Their last feature collaboration was on 2015’s Spectre, and they are thought to be reteaming on Bond 25.

I Am Victor is an upcoming novel by Jo. It’s a thriller about a skilled but morally corrupt and narcissistic divorce attorney. When he finds himself framed for a series of brutal murders, he embarks on his own investigation to find the killer.

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Nesbø and Maguire team to bring ‘Blood on Snow’ to the big screen

It’s now official that the film rights to Jo Nesbø’s critically acclaimed, stand-alone novel Blood on Snow have been acquired by Tobey Maguire’s production company MATERIAL and Lawrence Grey’s Grey Matter Productions.
Together with Maguire’s MATERIAL partner Matthew Plouffe, they will produce a feature film adaptation with actor and producer Tobey Maguire looking to direct the project.
Jo Nesbø will adapt the screenplay based on his own book. Nesbø and Niclas Salomonsson are Executive Producers on the project.

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‘The Thirst’ No. 1 in Norway, Sweden and Denmark

Jo Nesbø’s eleventh installment in the Harry Hole series, The Thirst, has upon publication gone straight to No. 1 in all three territories of Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

‘The Thirst’ No. 1 in Denmark

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst, the eleventh installment in the Harry Hole series, was published by Modtryk in Denmark last week and is No. 1 on this week’s official bestseller list for hardcover fiction.

‘The Thirst’ published in Norway, Sweden and Denmark today

Today marks the beginning of the world launch of Jo Nesbø’s highly anticipated eleventh installment in the Harry Hole series, The Thirst. The novel is published in Norway, Sweden and Denmark today and 18 more markets will follow in the coming months. Within the coming year, the novel will be published in a total of 34 languages.

The Thirst continues the story of No. 1 bestseller Police, Harry Hole’s last outing in 2013, which saw the maverick cop protecting those closest to him from a killer wreaking revenge on the police.

The Thirst will see Harry drawn back to the Oslo police force when a serial killer begins targeting Tinder daters with a signature killing method that leads Harry on the hunt for a nemesis from his past.

Jo Nesbø’s ‘The Thirst’ is breaking records

The eleventh Harry Hole novel is already breaking records: the first print-run in Norway of The Thirst will be 300 000 copies, the largest ever in Norwegian publishing history.

The Thirst is being published in Norway on March 21st. The launch event for The Thirst starts March 20th, at 22:30p.m. Readers will be able to purchase a copy as soon as the clock strikes midnight.

‘The Rabbit Hunter’ and ‘The Final Word’ No. 1 in Sweden

Lars Kepler’s sixth novel in the Joona Linna series, The Rabbit Hunter, claims the No. 1 spot on the official Swedish bestseller list for fiction this February, with Leif GW Persson’s Can One Die Twice? following at No. 2. On the paperback list Ingar Johnsrud comes in at No. 3 with Those Who Follow, the first installment in his Fredrik Beier series.

The bestseller list for audiobooks is topped by Liza Marklund’s The Final Word, the eleventh and final novel featuring Annika Bengtzon. No. 2 on the list is Hjorth & Rosenfeldts Those Who Failed, and No. 3 is Jo Nesbø’s Midnight Sun. Lars Kepler’s The Rabbit Hunter makes a second appearance on the February list, on the audio book list’s No. 4 spot.

Jo Nesbø and Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes No. 1 and No. 2 in Norway

The official Norwegian bestseller list for November is in, and Jo Nesbø and Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes top the Children’s Book list with their latest publications for kids. At No. 1 is Jo Nesbø’s Can Doctor Proctor Save Christmas?, published just at the start of the month, and at No. 2 comes Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ Operation Ghost, the tenth installment in the beloved Detective Agency No. 2 series.

‘Can Doctor Proctor Save Christmas’ published in Norway

Doctor Proctor, Lisa and Nilly are back in Can Doctor Proctor Save Christmas, a zany Christmas adventure from Norway’s most successful writer.

Can Doctor Proctor save Christmas? That is the question on everyone’s mind when Mr. Thrane buys the rights to celebrating Christmas and millions of children all over the world are in danger of never getting their presents. Together with Lisa and Nilly, Proctor has to ally with Father Christmas himself, who certainly isn’t the huggable, grandpa-like figure they thought he was.

Jo Nesbø one of Hollywood’s most powerful authors of 2016

The Hollywood Reporter has listed Jo Nesbø as number 15 on their list of the 25 most influential authors in entertainment 2016. Based on book sales, number of adaptations, projects in development, additional credits and cultural influence, the competition to make THR’s list of the most sought-after word nerds is tougher than ever.

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Denis Villeneuve reunite for Jo Nesbø’s ‘The Son’

Jake Gyllenhaal is reteaming with Sicario director Denis Villeneuve to bring Jo Nesbø’s crime novel The Son to the big screen. This will mark the third collaboration for Gyllenhaal and Villeneuve, following Prisoners and Enemy. Nine Stories’ producers Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker and Bold Film’s Michel Litvak are behind this project; Bold’s Gary Michael Walters is executive producing with Jo Nesbo and Niclas Salomonsson.

“Denis is one of the most inspiring filmmakers working today, and partnering with him on The Son represents everything that Jake and I strived for when we launched the company. Provocative and edgy material in collaboration with a visionary storyteller,” Marker said Thursday in announcing the project.

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Mila Kunis and Bryan Cranston to star in US remake of Jo Nesbø’s ‘Jackpot’

Mila Kunis and Bryan Cranston are attached to star in Jackpot with Will Gluck (Easy A) directing. Jennifer Garner is also in talks to join the ensemble. Jackpot is a remake of a 2011 Norwegian action comedy directed by Magnus Martens based on a Jo Nesbø story about a man who wakes up in a strip bar clutching a shotgun surrounded by dead men and police guns aimed at him.

Jo Nesbø shortlisted for The European Crime Fiction Star Award

Jo Nesbø is shortlisted for the most prestigious crime fiction award in Europe, The European Crime Fiction Star Award (The Ripper Award).

The award is handed out once every two years during the international crime fiction festival of Mord am Hellweg.

The European Crime Fiction Star Award honors a crime fiction author who has rendered outstanding services to crime literature in Europe. The prize will be awarded to a living contemporary author whose work testifies responsibility for crime literature in a special way, along with a lively and modern development of the genre. His/her work is of importance in Europe and/or has received significant reception.

The other nominees are Sebastian Fitzek, Arnaldur Indriðasons and Ingrid Noll. The winner will be announced in spring 2017 at the Mord am Hellweg festival.

Tyldum develops US remake of ‘Headhunters’

Oscar nominated director Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) is looking to bring his breakthrough feature Headhunters, the hit Norwegian film based on Jo Nesbø’s novel with the same name, to the US. Tyldum is working with original Headhunters producer Yellow Bird to develop an american remake of this dark Norwegian crime comedy.

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‘Midnight Sun’ and ‘Three Seconds’ still on the Icelandic bestseller list

Jo Nesbø’s Midnight Sun and Roslund & Hellström’s Three Seconds are spending their fifth consecutive week on the bestseller list in Iceland. Midnight Sun steady at No.1 and Three Seconds now at No. 6.

‘Midnight Sun’ No. 4 on Los Angeles Times bestseller list

Jo Nesbø’s novel Midnight Sun, the thrilling standalone tale about a hitman fleeing a vindictive crime lord, is No. 4 on Los Angeles Times bestseller list for hardcover fiction.

Jo Nesbø awarded with the Riverton Honor Prize

Jo Nesbø has been awarded with the Riverton Honor Prize, the most prestigeous crime writing award in Norway. Previous recipients include Maj Sjöwall and Henning Mankell.

‘Midnight Sun’ and ‘Three Seconds’ still No. 1 and No. 2 in Iceland

Jo Nesbø’s standalone thriller Midnight Sun and Roslund & Hellström’s international bestseller Three Seconds is No. 1 and No. 2 respectively on the Icelandic bestseller list for the third consecutive week.

‘Midnight Sun’ and ‘Three Seconds’ No. 1 and No. 2 in Iceland

Jo Nesbø’s Midnight Sun and Roslund & Hellström’s Three Seconds currently top the Icelandic bestseller list at No. 1 and No. 2. Both paperbacks went straight to the top positions upon being published.

Jonas Karlsson in ‘The Snowman’ movie

It has just been announced that Jonas Karlsson will play one of the roles in Universal Pictures’ movie The Snowman based on Jo Nesbø's international bestseller, alongside Michael Fassbender (X-Men, Steve Jobs), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) Charlotte Gainsbourg (Independence Day: Resurgence, Antichrist) and Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible: Rouge Nation, The Girl on the Train). The film is directed by Tomas Alfredson (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Let the Right One In) and is set to premier on October 13th, 2017.

Tomas Alfredson’s ‘The Snowman’ begins shoot with Michael Fassbender

The hotly anticipated adaptation of Jo Nesbo’s bestselling novel by the same title, The Snowman started shooting on Jan 18 in Oslo, Norway. In addition to Oslo, the film will also shoot in Bergen and Rjukan.

Directed by Tomas Alfredson and produced by Working Title for Universal, the film is set to be released on October 13, 2017. Playing the role of the protagonist Harry Hole is Michael Fassbender. The cast will also feature Charlotte Gainsbourg and Rebecca Ferguson.

Michael Fassbender is Harry Hole

It has just been announced that ‘The Snowman’, the movie based on Jo Nesbø’s novel with the same name, will premier in US theaters on Friday 13th, October 2017. Starring as detective Harry Hole is Michael Fassbender (X-Men, Steve Jobs) alongside co-stars Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rouge Nation) and Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist, Independence Day: Resurgence).

The film is directed by Tomas Alfredson (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Let the Right One In) and produced by Working Title Films in association with Another Park Film. The thriller is executive produced by Jo Nesbø, Niclas Salomonsson, Martin Scorsese, Tomas Alfredson, Liza Chasin and Amelia Granger.

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The Grand Audiobook Prize 2015

Kristina Ohlsson’s Mio’s Blues, Liza Marklund’s The Final Word, Jo Nesbø’s Midnight Sun, Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s Those Who Failed, Jens Lapidus’ Stockholm Delete and Leif GW Persson’s The Bomb Maker and his Woman have been shortlisted for the Swedish book award The Grand Audiobook Prize in the Crime & Thriller category. The Blue Star by Jan Guillou is shortlisted in the Literary Fiction category and Kristina Ohlsson’s The Glass Children and The Silver Boy are shortlisted in the Children’s & Young Adult category. The prize is awarded to the book and its narrator both, and the winners will be crowned in March 2016 at the Grand Audiobook Gala in Stockholm.

Patti Smith Grammy nomination for ‘Blood On Snow’

It has just been announced that Patti Smith is nominated for a Grammy in the ‘Best Spoken Word Album’ category for her performance as the narrator for the audiobook version of Jo Nesbø’s Blood on Snow. The other nominees are Jimmy Carter, Janis Ian and Jean Smart, Amy Poehler and Dick Cavett. The winner will be announced at the Grammy ceremony in Los Angeles on February 15th 2016. Listen to a clip from the audiobook here.

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‘Midnight Sun’ and ‘Ordeal’ shortlisted for Ark’s Book of the Year Award 2015

Jo Nesbø’s Midnight Sun and Jørn Lier Horst’s Ordeal have been shortlisted for the Norwegian bookseller Ark’s Book of the Year Award. The readers of Norway have together decided the list of nominees, who vary in genre as well as original language. The winner will be announced on December 10th.

‘Blood on Snow’ awarded The IcePick Award 2015

Jo Nesbø’s Blood on Snow has been awarded the IcePick Award for ‘Best Translated Crime Novel 2015’. The IcePick is an Icelandic award given to a translated crime novel and its translator by the Iceland Noir Festival, the Icelandic Crime Writers’ Association, and the Icelandic Association of Translators and Interpreters. Each year five crime novels are shortlisted, and this year two of the nominated titles were written by Jo Nesbø: Blood on Snow and Phantom. The other shortlisted novels were The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, Alex by Pierre Lemaitre and Guiltless by Viveca Sten.

Jo Nesbø’s ‘The Son’ shortlisted for LovelyBooks’ Der Leserpreis

Jo Nesbø’s stand-alone thriller The Son has been shortlisted for LovelyBooks’ Der Leserpreis (Readers’ Choice Award) for ‘Best Crime & Thriller of 2015’. Der Leserpreis is the biggest people’s choice book award in Germany, and the winner will be announced on November 26th. The public can vote here until November 24th.

‘Midnight Sun’ and ‘The Son’ by Jo Nesbø are dominating the Czech bestseller lists

Jo Nesbø’s The Son was a steady No. 1 on the official Czech bestseller list for an entire month, only to be replaced by the author’s own new novel Midnight Sun two weeks ago. Midnight Sun is the highly anticipated follow-up to Nesbø’s Blood on Snow.

Jo Nesbø shortlisted for the Brage Prize

Jo Nesbø’s Midnight Sun is shortlisted for the highly regarded Brage Prize. The Brage Prize is Norway’s most prestigious literary award that is awarded annually by the Norwegian Book Prize foundation in the following categories: Fiction, Children’s literature, Non-fiction and an open class that varies each year. This year it is Crime literature.

An excerpt from the jury’s motivation reads: “Like Blood on Snow, this novel deviates from his earlier works in style and form. The novel is above all well-written, with an impeccable drive and excellent character, time and environmental depictions.”

The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Oslo on December 8th 2015.

NORLA’s Translator’s Award 2015 to Eva Kaneva

It has just been announced that Jo Nesbo’s and Anne Holt’s Bulgarian translator Eva Kaneva has been awarded NORLA’s Translator’s Award 2015. Eva Kaneva was born in Bulgaria in 1985 and has a Master’s degree in translation and Nordic literature from the University of Sofia. Kaneva has achieved recognition as a talented young translator into Bulgarian. She has experience with translations of a range of different texts and the breadth of her professional expertise finds reflection in the diversity of authors and periods represented by the works she has translated.

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‘Midnight Sun’ No. 1 in Norway

Jo Nesbø’s highly anticipated novel Midnight Sun has gone straight to No. 1 on the Norwegian besteller list. The sequel to the groundbreaking Blood on Snow, Midnight Sun tells the story of Ulf, a secretive stranger seeking refuge among the native Sami and Læstadiansin of a small village in the far north.

‘Midnight Sun’ published in Norway

The highly anticipated follow-up to Jo Nesbø’s Blood on Snow has just been published in Norway. Midnight Sun tells the story of Ulf, a secretive stranger seeking refuge in a small village in the far north. He claims to be there for the hunting. Among the native Sami and the Læstadians, adherents of an old-fashioned form of Christianity, he discovers a culture that is both hospitable and exclusive, helpful and unfamiliar. The village sexton, Lea, lends him a rifle and a hunting cabin, where the midnight sun keeps him awake as he restlessly keeps watch on the monotonous expanse of the Finnmark plain. Slowly it dawns on Lea and her son Knut that Ulf isn’t a hunter but someone else’s prey. And that the hunters are on their way.

Jo Nesbø wins the fifth ‘Boréales Honorary Award’

Jo Nesbø will be travelling to Caen, France to accept the fifth Boréales Honorary Award in person when the award is presented in November. This year marks the 24th anniversary of the Boréales Festival.

Are you smarter than Jo Nesbø? The Guardian asks its readers

Alex Bellos, British writer and mathematical mysteries expert, challenged the readers of the Guardian to pit their intellect against that of Jo Nesbø in a brain-twister worth the name. Citing Nesbø as the only one to have ever succeeded in solving the puzzle right there in front of him, Bellos encouraged his readers to test their own detecting skills by taking on the classic Three Switches riddle. To see if your genius matches that of the Norwegian crime author, click “READ MORE”.

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Jo Nesbø ‘Foreign Author of the Year’

Jo Nesbø has been selected 2014’s 'Best Foreign Author’ in Slovakia. Going up against names like John Green and George R.R. Martin, Nesbø placed No. 1 when the readers of Slovakia chose their favorite author of the year.

Police ‘Best Novel of the Year’

Jo Nesbø’s Police, the tenth installment in the Harry Hole series, received the title of ‘Best Novel of the Year’ in Slovakia when the Slovaks made their voices heard in a readers’ poll.

Blood on Snow’s Swedish book trailer out now

Jo Nesbø’s Swedish publisher Piratförlaget has produced a book trailer for the publication of Blood on Snow.

Jo Nesbø fever in the Czech Republic

Jo Nesbø’s book signing and press event for his novel Police, the tenth installment in the Harry Hole series, saw an awe-inspiring number of fans crowding the streets of Prague. Over 1 500 readers lined up to receive the author’s autograph.

Jo Nesbø No. 1 in Hungary

Jo Nesbø’s Blood on Snow is No. 1 on the Hungarian bestseller list.

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Police No. 1 in the Czech Republic

Jo Nesbø’s Police, the tenth installment in the Harry Hole series, is for the third consecutive week No. 1 on the Czech bestseller lists for printed books and e-books.

Jo Nesbø winner of St. Petersburg Reads Award 2014

Jo Nesbø has been awarded the St. Petersburg Reads Award 2014 for ‘Best International Author of the Year’ for his crime novel Police.