Press release from Harvill Secker (7 October 2013):
Harvill Secker is delighted to announce the acquisition of two new novels from bestselling Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbo writing under the pen name Tom Johansen. Publishing Director Liz Foley acquired UK & Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) from Niclas Salomonsson at the Salomonsson Agency.
The first book from Jo Nesbo writing as Tom Johansen, BLOOD ON SNOW, will be published in autumn 2014 with the second, BLOOD ON SNOW 2 (working title), to follow in spring 2015.
Further information about both books and Tom Johansen will be revealed at http://www.jonesbo.co.uk in early 2014.
Liz Foley at Harvill Secker says: ‘After the huge success of Headhunters and the Harry Hole series, we’re absolutely thrilled to be working with Jo on this very exciting new project and we’re looking forward to revealing more about the mysterious world of Tom Johansen in the near future.’
JO NESBO is a musician, songwriter, economist and author. His first crime novel featuring Harry Hole was published in Norway in 1997 and was an instant hit winning the Glass Key Award for the best Nordic crime novel (an accolade shared with Peter Høeg, Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson). The Harry Hole novels have sold over 20 million copies worldwide and Jo Nesbo’s books have been translated into more than 45 languages. He is regarded as one of the world’s leading crime writers.