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Jo Nesbø
Nesbø in 2008
Nesbø in 2008
Born (1960-03-29) 29 March 1960 (age 62)
Oslo, Norway
Occupation Novelist, musician
Genre Crime fiction, horror fiction, mystery fiction, children's books
Subject Crime, thriller, mystery
Notable work Harry Hole series
Jo Nesbø
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Date of birth (1960-03-29) 29 March 1960 (age 62)
Place of birth Oslo, Norway
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–? Molde ? (?)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jo Nesbø ( born 29 March 1960) is a Norwegian writer, musician, economist, and former soccer player and reporter. More than 3 million copies of his novels had been sold in Norway as of March 2014; his work has been translated into over 50 languages, and by 2021 had sold some 50 million copies worldwide. Known primarily for his crime novels featuring Inspector Harry Hole, Nesbø is also the main vocalist and songwriter for the Norwegian rock band Di Derre. In 2007 he 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).

Awards and nominations

  • 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 Nygaard 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 for 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
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