Congratulations to Jo, who has been awarded the Riverton Honor Prize, a prestigious Norwegian award presented at irregular intervals to individuals who have made a special contribution for Norwegian crime fiction. The honor prize – a golden revolver – has been handed out since 1973 and previous recipients include Maj Sjöwall, Henning Mankell, P.D. James and Ed McBain.
Filming for The Snowman movie will begin on 18 January 2016 in Norway.
Michael Fassbender (X-Men, Steve Jobs) will star as Harry Hole, alongside co-stars Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) and Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist, Independence Day: Resurgence). The film will be directed by Tomas Alfredson (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Let the Right One In).
The Snowman is set to hit cinemas in October 2017.
Patti Smith has been nominated for a Grammy in the “Best Spoken Word Album” category for her performance as the narrator for the audiobook version of Jo Nesbo’s Blood on Snow. The winner will be announced at the Grammy ceremony in Los Angeles on February 15th, 2016. Listen to a clip from the audiobook here.