Jo Nesbø

1960 - Today

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Jo Nesbø (Norwegian: [ˈjuː ˈnɛ̀sbøː]; born 29 March 1960) is a Norwegian writer, musician, economist, and former soccer player and reporter. More than 3 million copies of his novels had been sold in Norway as of March 2014; his work has been translated into over 50 languages, and by 2020 had sold some 40 million copies worldwide. Known primarily for his crime novels featuring Inspector Harry Hole, Nesbø is also the main vocalist and songwriter for the Norwegian rock band Di Derre. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jo Nesbø has received more than 1,749,689 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Jo Nesbø is the 341st most popular writer (up from 402nd in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Norway (down from 21st in 2019) and the 4th most popular Norwegian Writer.

Jo Nesbø is most famous for his Harry Hole series of crime novels.

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  • 1.7M

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  • 76.34

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  • 47

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 16.51

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  • 1.67

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Jo Nesbø ranks 341 out of 5,794. Before him are Erich von Däniken, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Constantine P. Cavafy, Arthur Schnitzler, James Fenimore Cooper, and Claude Simon. After him are Raymond Chandler, Graham Greene, Napoleon Hill, Margaret Atwood, Henry James, and Kenzaburō Ōe.

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Among people born in 1960, Jo Nesbø ranks 6Before him are Diego Maradona, Ayrton Senna, Naruhito, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Tim Cook. After him are Antonio Banderas, Philippe of Belgium, Julianne Moore, Sean Penn, Hugh Grant, and Colin Firth.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Jo Nesbø ranks 22 out of 735. Before him are Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832), Vidkun Quisling (1887), Queen Sonja of Norway (1937), Trygve Lie (1896), Eric Bloodaxe (885), and Gro Harlem Brundtland (1939). After him are Ingólfr Arnarson (850), Haakon IV of Norway (1204), Harald Hardrada (1015), Sonja Henie (1912), Olaf II of Denmark (1370), and Haakon Sigurdsson (930).

Among WRITERS In Norway

Among writers born in Norway, Jo Nesbø ranks 4Before him are Henrik Ibsen (1828), Knut Hamsun (1859), and Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832). After him are Jostein Gaarder (1952), Ludvig Holberg (1684), Ivar Aasen (1813), Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812), Tarjei Vesaas (1897), Trygve Gulbranssen (1894), Herbjørg Wassmo (1942), and Alexander Kielland (1849).