- Name: Jo Nesbø
- Born: 03/29/1960 (61 years old)
- Occupation: Novelist, musician
- Website: jonesbo.com/
Jo Nesbø (Norwegian:[ˈjuː ˈnɛ̀sbøː]; born 29 March 1960) is a Norwegian writer, musician, economist, and former soccer player and reporter. More than 3million copies of his novels had been sold in Norway as of March 2014; his work has been translated into over 40 languages, and by 2017 had sold some 33million copies worldwide.
Known primarily for his crime novels featuring Inspector Harry Hole, Nesbø is also the main vocalist and songwriter for the Norwegian rock band Di Derre. In 2007 he released his first children’s book, Doktor Proktors Prompepulver (English translation: Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder). The 2011 film Headhunters is based on Nesbø’s novel Hodejegerne (The Headhunters).
Genre: Crime fiction, mystery fiction, children’s books
Birth Place: Oslo, Norway
Jo Nesbø quotes :
Until the Eighties, Oslo was a rather boring town, but it's changed a lot, and is now much more cosmopolitan. If I go downtown, I visit the harbour to see the tall ships and the ferries, and to admire the modern architecture such as the Opera House or the new Astrup Fearnley Museum on the water's edge.Jo Nesbø
When you go visiting countries, you start reading the history of the place and you start getting into the culture, and then you have to leave. In my experience, all countries have hidden treasures.Jo Nesbo
I don't think I'll ever feel as famous or as popular as I felt when I was a 17-year-old soccer player in Modle. Only about 20,000 people live there and 12,000 of them come to every game. Running onto the pitch each week was just the most fantastic feeling. Nothing can beat that.Jo Nesbo
I've been watching more American TV because of all the great TV series that have come out in the last five to 10 years. I'm a 'Sopranos' fan, I'm a 'Wire' fan, I'm a 'Mad Men' fan. I'm a 'Deadwood' fan. It makes me optimistic for the future of storytelling on TV that producers are willing to take that kind of jump.Jo Nesbo
Not even the brightest future can make up for the fact that no roads lead back to what came before - to the innocence of childhood or the first time we fell in love.Jo Nesbo