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Jo Nesbø

Norway (1960 - )

Jo Nesbø is a musician, songwriter, economist and author. His first crime novel featuring Harry Hole was published in Norway in 1997 and was an instant hit, winning the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime novel (an accolade shared with Peter Høeg, Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson).


Jo Nesbø recommends

The Steel Spring (1968)
Per Wahlöö
"The godfather of scandinavian crime fiction."

The Blind Goddess (1993)
(Hanne Wilhelmsen, book 1)
Anne Holt
"Anne Holt is the godmother of modern Norwegian crime fiction."

The Caller (2011)
(Inspector Sejer, book 9)
Karin Fossum
"A truly grat writer and explorer of the human mind."

Exposed At the Back (2014)
Arild Stavrum
"Finally. A football crime book!."

Yours Until Death (2016)
Gunaar Staalesen
"A Norwegian Chandler."

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