As part of the Onassis Cultural Center’s “Words and Thoughts” series, Norwegian writer Jo Nesbo visits the Center to celebrate the 20 years of his legendary detective, Harry Hole. During these two decades, Nesbo, as famous today as his coveted detective, is considered to be the king of Scandinavian crime novels, and one of the genre’s most important representatives, globally. His books have sold more than 36 million copies worldwide, and are available in more than 50 countries. In 2011, in Great Britain, one of his books was sold every 27 seconds. Nesbo attributes his success to his hard work, his passion to tell stories, maybe a little luck, and -he hopes- a bit of talent.

At the age of 17, Nesbo played in the Norwegian national soccer championship for Molde, and dreamed of becoming a Tottenham football star, wrote songs and performed sold-out concerts around the country with a Norwegian band with hit records, all the while collaborating with his country’s biggest brokerage firm. However, writing was what would ultimately make him famous around the world.

Where: Onassis Cultural Center
When: October 17, 7:00pm

Admission to all “Words & Thoughts” events is free with tickets that are distributed 1 hour before each event. You can find more information here.