Jørn Lier Horst


Bestselling author Jørn Lier Horst is a Former Senior Investigating Officer from Norway and recently winner of the Glass Key Awardfor the best Nordic Crime Novel and the prestigious Martin Beck Award. He made his debut in 2004 with the crime novel Key Witness, based on a true murder story. His crime novels has been extremely successful in Europe and is characterized by political and social commentary subtext.


Autobiography for Quais du Polar

Jørn Lier Horst (47)’s authorship is formed by the desolate Norwegian landscape. the winter darkness, the midnight sun – and his 20 years of own experience as a homicide detective. The harsh background has made him one of Scandinavia’s leading crime writers.


Favorite “noir”

book : Faceless Killers, by Henning Mankell

movie : The Third Man, Carol Reed

author : Raymond Chandler