Jo Nesbø at Crime Writing Festival


Award-winning Norwegian author Jo Nesbø, who has been referred to as Norway's finest crime writer, will be taking part in the Theakston's Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate in July.

02/07/2008 :: Jo Nesbø, a successful musician, economist and author of the best-selling detective Harry Hole series, has won many prizes for his novels, including the Glass Key, the Riverton Prize and the Norwegian Book club prize for best ever Norwegian crime novel. His first novel to be published in English was ‘The Devil's Star,’ and the second, ‘The Redbreast’, was short-listed for the CWA Duncan Lawrie International Dagger. His most recent novel to be published in the UK was ‘Nemesis’, published by Harvill Secker in March 2008.

Since the Harrogate International Festival was launched in 1966, it has grown into one of the region's leading cultural organisations, working year round to bring the finest in performing arts, literature and community participation to Harrogate and Yorkshire. The Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, launched in 2003, is already Europe's leading crime festival attracting a dazzling array of international best-selling authors in conversation, publishing seminars and panel sessions.

Jo Nesbø, Roger John Ellory, Thomas H Cook and Barbara Nadel will be offering both tips and warnings as they talk about their experiences getting published, staying published and moving up the greasy pole. The seminar ‘A Dirty Job But Someone’s Got To Do It’, chaired by Quintin Jardine, askes how crime writers cope with the stresses and strains of one of the oddest of jobs.

Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival
19 July at 2 - 3pm
Tickets: £8


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Award-winning Norwegian author Jo Nesbø will take part in the Theakston's Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival in July.Photo: Stian Andersen

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