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Joël Dicker

Switzerland (b.1985)

Joël Dicker is a Swiss novelist.  He is from Geneva, a French-speaking city in western Switzerland.  He attended Geneva schools, and the University of Geneva law school.  He received his Masters of Law from the University of Geneva in 2010.

During the two years between writing Les Derniers Jours de Nos Pères and its publication, Joël was working on a new and more comtemporary novel.  He studied all the critiques he had received for Les Derniers Jours de Nos Pères and worked on his style.  As for North America, he knows it well: as a child he spent every summer vacation in New England.  After two years of hard work, he finished this book in May 2012.  La Vérité sur lAffaire Harry Quebert is 670 pages long. It has been translated into over 30 languages and is being published in over 45 countries.

Genres: Mystery
Barry Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2015) : The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

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