Jo Nesbo

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Birthday
29, 1960
Birthplace
Oslo, Norway
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
29, 1960 (age 59)
Birthplace
Oslo, Norway

About

Known for such popular Harry Hole series novels as The Devil's Star, The Redbreast, and The Snowman, this acclaimed Norwegian fiction writer won a 1998 Glass Key Award for the first novel in the series, The Bat (Flaggermusmannen).

Before Fame

After graduating from the Norwegian School of Economics, he found employment as both a stockbroker and a journalist.

Trivia

His well known works include a children's book titled Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder and a short story collection called Karusellmusikk. A musician as well as a writer, he fronted an award-winning Norwegian rock music group called Di Derre.

Family Life

A native of Molde, Norway, he later settled in Oslo, near his daughter and ex-wife.

Associated With

His novel The Headhunters (Norwegian title: Hodejegerne) was adapted into an acclaimed thriller starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.