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Jo Nesbo UK and Ireland tour starts next week

NesboTourBestselling Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbo will tour the UK and Ireland next week for the publication of his hotly-anticipated new Harry Hole thriller, Police, out 12th September from Harvill Secker.

Jo Nesbo will participate in events and signings in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Stirling, Belfast and Dublin from 12 to 16 September, including the country’s first high-speed book signing on-board a Virgin Train with WH Smith, and signings on 14 September in support of the Books Are My Bag trade initiative.

Jo Nesbo will participate in solo events at the Coronet Cinema, Notting Hill, with Waterstones Piccadilly; headline events for both the Bloody Scotland! Crime Writing Festival and the Manchester Literature Festival; No Alibis bookshop in Belfast; and The Pavillion Theatre in Dun Laoghaire for Eason.  There are also three lunchtime signing sessions with Waterstones in London (12 September), Manchester (13 September) and Glasgow (14 September).

Jo Nesbo will do interviews with BBC Breakfast, RTE TV, BBC Radio 4’s Open Book, BBC Radio 6’s Radcliffe and Maconie, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Ulster, RTE 1 Radio, and newspapers including the Daily Telegraph, The Times, Mail on Sunday, Independent on Sunday, Irish Times, Daily Record and the Press Association.

The full event listing is as follows (and can be found at

12 September:
12.30 Waterstones Leadenhall Market signing
18.00 Coronet Cinema, Notting Hill, Jo Nesbo in conversation with Emma Kennedy in association with Waterstones Piccadilly
13 September:
13.00 Waterstones Manchester Deansgate signing
19.30 Manchester Literature Festival
14 September:
09.41 Preston to Glasgow signing on-board high speed Virgin Train service –in conjunction with WH Smiths and Books Are My Bag
13.00 Waterstones Glasgow Sauchiehall Street signing – in conjunction with Books Are My Bag
15 September:
18.00 The Ulster Hall event and signing with No Alibis Bookshop
16 September:
20.00 The Pavillion Theatre Dun Laoghaire in conversation with Declan Burke in association with Eason

POLICE continues the story of PHANTOM, which was a Sunday Times #1 bestseller in paperback earlier this year.  The Harry Hole novels have sold over 20 million copies worldwide.  Jo Nesbo is regarded as one of the world’s leading crime writers, and his novels are published in more than 45 languages.

POLICE is Jo Nesbo’s ninth internationally acclaimed novel featuring Inspector Harry Hole to be translated into English, and the tenth in the series.  In the new novel a series of killings that echo unsolved murders is sweeping Oslo, and the killer is targeting the police.

[From press release.]

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