Don’t miss Jo Nesbo, the man James Ellroy described as ‘snapping at my heels like a rabid pitbull poised to take over…’ in conversation with journalist and broadcaster Hugh Linehan at this exciting ILFD trailblazer event.
It’s the 20th anniversary of former professional footballer, musician and financial analyst Jo Nesbo’s first Harry Hole thriller, The Bat. Complex, original and suspenseful, the book was a massive hit, and launched a compelling voice in Nordic Noir. Now published in fifty languages with over 33 million books sold worldwide, Jo Nesbo joins us to present his eleventh Harry Hole thriller, The Thirst.
Jo Nesbo began his career playing football until a ligament injury changed his professional path. He has spent time in the military, was in a chart-topping Norwegian pop band, crunched numbers as a financial analys, before becoming a bestselling crime writer. When commissioned to write a memoir about life on the road with his band Di Derre, Jo instead came up with the plot for his first Harry Hole crime novel, The Bat. He is now regarded as one of the world’s leading crime writers and his novels are published in over 50 languages and have sold over 33 million copies worldwide. Alongside his bestselling series featuring Harry Hole, Jo writes fast-paced thrillers. Headhunters was adapted into a Bafta award-winning film and The Sontopped the charts around the world. Jo Nesbo fans are in for a further treat this autumn when Michael Fassbender takes to the silver screen as Harry Hole in the film adaptation of The Snowman.
Tickets cost €15, €12.50 with concession, or purchase a ticket and trade paperback copy of Jo Nesbo’s new Harry Hole thriller The Thirst, available for collection at the event, for €25.
Those attending the event will also have the chance to purchase a trade paperback (€17) or hardback (€25) edition of the book on the night, and Jo Nesbo will be signing copies after the event.