Joe Nesbø


Jo Nesbø played football for Norway’s premier league team Molde, but his dream of playing professionally was dashed when he tore ligaments in his knee at the age of eighteen. After three years military service he attended business school and formed the band Di derre (‘Them There’). Their second album topped the charts in Norway, but he continued working as a financial analyst, crunching numbers during the day and gigging at night. When commissioned by a publisher to write a memoir about life on the road with his band, he instead came up with the plot for his first Harry Hole crime novel, The Bat. He is regarded as one of the world’s leading crime writers and his novels are published in over 50 languages.

Autobiography for Quais du Polar

Jo Nesbø is a soccer player turned successful stockbroker turned even more successful author. And he’s the lead singer in a rock band. With 28 million copies sold worldwide, Jo Nesbø is regarded as one of the world’s leading crime writers.

Crime favorites

Noir novel : The Killer Inside Me, Jim Thompson.

movie : The usual suspects, Bryan Singer.

Noir writer : Jim Thompson.