Jo Nesbø

The Redeemer

A mixture of religion, urban misery, modern European history and grisly horror, The Redeemer takes the crime writing of Jo Nesbø to yet another level, establishing him firmly as one of the international top names in crime fiction. Through a snow-swept Oslo decked for Christmas, Inspector Harry Hole chases a faceless contract killer from former Yugoslavia. A chase that has the troubled detective sift through depraved vagrants and Salvationists, eagerly awaiting a new saviour to deliver them from misery – whether it be through resurrection or demise.

The international bestseller, The Redeemer, is the best selling book ever in hardback for Aschehoug (est. 1872). (Aschehoug is one of Norway’s leading publishing houses.)

Written in Nesbø’s distinctive fast-and-furious style, The Redeemer offers insight to the surly attitude that defines Harry Hole, Nesbø’s abbrasive Oslo detective, who functions best when he’s flying solo. ... The plot is nice and tricky.

New York Times, US

The deeply flawed Hole is his familiar self: difficult and disrespectful, brilliant and intuitive. ... The primary narrative, told in powerful prose, never fails to grip.

Publishers Weekly, US

Nesbø has been gradually climbing up the competitive league of Nordic crime writers. With The Redeemer he’s touching the summit, and his hero, the stubborn, insubordinate Oslo detective Harry Hole, has become my favorite copper from those parts… Terrific shocks, tension and atmosphere.

The Times, UK

The killer’s boyhood in the war-torn Balkans gives added depth to a complex story, impossible to second-guess, which proves that greed, lust and a desire for revenge lurk within the saintliest of folk.

Daily Telegraph, UK

Jo Nesbø

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Jo Nesbø (b. 1960) is a musician, songwriter, and economist, as well as one of the leading crime writers in the world. He is recognized for having widened the scope of the thriller with his unusual literary qualities and ambitions, his psychological insights and his in-depth knowledge of life in a modern, globalized world. His books have garnered countless international awards, sold 36 million copies, and been translated into 50 languages. In addition to the Harry Hole series he is the author of stand-alone novels Headhunters, The Son, Blood on Snow and Midnight Sun, as well as several children’s books in the Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder series.

Rights sold to

Arab World, Arab Scientific
Azerbaijan, Qanun
Brazil, Record
Bulgaria, Emas
Canada, Penguin Random House
Catalonia, Proa
China, Booky (Simplified Chinese)
Croatia, Znanje
Czech Republic, Zlin
Denmark, Modtryk
Estonia, Varrak
Finland, Johnny Kniga
France, Gallimard
Germany, Ullstein
Greece, Metaixmio
Hungary, Animus
Iceland, Forlagid
Indonesia, Gradien Mediatama
Israel, Babel
Italy, Einaudi
Japan, Shueisha
Korea, Viche
Latvia, Zvaigzne ABC
Lithuania, Baltos Lankos
Macedonia, TRI
Netherlands, Cargo
Norway, Aschehoug
Poland, Dolnoslaskie
Portugal, Dom Quixote
Russia, Inostranka
Serbia, Laguna
Slovakia, Ikar
Slovenia, Didakta
Spain, Mondadori
Sweden, Albert Bonniers
Taiwan, Azoth (Complex Chinese)
Thailand, WeLearn
Turkey, Dogan Egmont
UK & Commonwealth, Harvill
Ukraine, Folio
US, Knopf
Vietnam, Nha Nam

Film rights
UK/US, Working Title

Other titles

The Thirst
Police
Phantom
The Leopard
The Snowman
The Devil’s Star
Nemesis
The Redbreast
The Cockroaches
The Bat
Blood on Snow
Midnight Sun
The Son
Headhunters
A.Y.W.D.N.E (Animals You Wish Did Not Exist)
Can Doctor Proctor Save Christmas?
Doctor Proctor and the Great Gold Robbery
Doctor Proctor and the End of the World. Maybe
Doctor Proctor and the Time-Travel Bath Bomb
Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder

Foreign rights

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Awards

Nordic Noir Thriller of the Year Award, Sweden, 2017
Shortlisted for the Book of the Year Award, Sweden, 2017
Shortlisted for The European Crime Fiction Star Award, Germany, 2016
The Riverton Honor Prize, Norway, 2016
The IcePick Award (Best Translated Crime Novel), Iceland, 2015
Boréales Honorary Award (for his entire literary work), France, 2017
Shortlisted for the Ark’s Book of the Year Award, Norway, 2015
Shortlisted for LovelyBooks’ Der Leserpreis (Best Crime & Thriller of 2015), Germany, 2017
Shortlisted for the Brage Prize (Best Crime Novel), Norway, 2017
St. Petersburg Reads Award (Best International Author of the Year), Russia, 2014
Shortlisted for The IcePick Award (Best Translated Crime Novel of the Year), Iceland, 2014
Martinus Readers’ Choice Award (Best Foreign Author of the Year), Slovakia, 2014
Martinus Readers’ Choice Award (Best Novel of the Year), Slovakia, 2014
The Peer Gynt Prize (for his international success and for putting Norway on the map of international literature), Norway, 2013
Shortlisted for the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards (The Bestseller Dagger), UK, 2012
Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger (Best Translated Crime Novel of the Year), UK, 2012
Shortlisted for the Edgar Award (Best Novel of the Year), US, 2010
Shortlisted for the Macavity Awards (Best Mystery Novel), US, 2010
The Great Caliber Award of Honour (for his entire authorship), Poland, 2010
The Danish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Crime Novel of the Year), Denmark, 2009
Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger, UK, 2009
The Norwegian Book Club Prize (Best Novel of the Year), Norway, 2008
Shortlisted for the Ark’s Children’s Book Award (Best Children’s Book), Norway, 2008
The Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize (Best Novel of the Year), Norway, 2007
The Norwegian Book Club Prize (Best Novel of the Year), Norway, 2007
Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger, UK, 2007
The Finnish Academy of Crime Writers’ Special Commendation (Excellence in Foreign Crime Writing), Finland, 2007
Shortlisted for the Ark’s Children’s Book Award (Best Children’s Book), Norway, 2007
Best Norwegian Crime Novel Ever Written (Awarded by the Norwegian Book Clubs), Norway, 2004
William Nygaard Bursary, Norway, 2002
The Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize (Best Novel of the Year), Norway, 2000
The Glass Key (Best Nordic Crime Novel of the Year), The Nordic Countries, 1998
The Riverton Prize (Best Norwegian Crime Novel of the Year), Norway, 1997

Edited October 06, 2017 by Salomonsson Agency