Jo Nesbo (Author)
Jo Nesbo is one of the world's bestselling crime writers, with The Leopard, Phantom, Police, The Son, The Thirst and Knife all topping the Sunday Times bestseller charts. He's an international number one bestseller and his books are published in 50 languages, selling over 45 million copies around the world.
Before becoming a crime writer, Nesbo played football for Norway's premier league team Molde, but his dream of playing professionally for Spurs 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'). They topped the charts in Norway, but Nesbo 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.
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Neil Smith (Translator)
NEIL SMITH is a French to English translator who lives in Montreal. He was born in Montreal, but grew up in Chicago and Boston. His first book, the story collection Bang Crunch, was published around the world, chosen as a best book of the year by the Globe and Mail and the Washington Post, and selected as a Heather's Pick at Indigo/Chapters. Boo is his first novel.