Jo Nesbo: 2014 UK tour announced17/03/2014|217th March 2014
In the past five years Jo Nesbo has toured across the UK visiting Bath, Cheltenham, Manchester, Harrogate, London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Belfast and Dublin to sign copies and appear at festivals. We are delighted to announce his 2014 UK tour, where Jo will be visiting York, Scarborough and Nottingham for the first time, and coming back to London. Please visit our appearances page here for more information and how to buy tickets.
The Son - win an early copy!24/02/2014|224th February 2014
Jo Nesbo website - tell us what you think!16/01/2014|216th January 2014
2014 is a big year for Jo and this Spring we'll be launching a new English language Jo Nesbo website - and we'd love to hear what YOU would like to see on it! Please fill in this short survey to help us give you the best possible site packed with great content from and about Jo. Everyone who answers the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win £100 worth of books - the survey closes this Sunday (19/1/14)!
Jo Nesbo to retell Shakespeare's Macbeth for the Hogarth Shakespeare!14/01/2014|214th January 2014
Incredible news – the Hogarth Shakespeare, a major international publishing initiative across the Penguin Random House Group – has commissioned Jo Nesbo to retell Macbeth, one of Shakespeare’s darkest and most powerful tragedies.
Jo says: ‘Macbeth is a story that is close to my heart because it tackles topics I’ve been dealing with since I started writing. A main character who has the moral code and the corrupted mind, the personal strength and the emotional weakness, the ambition and the doubts to go either way. A thriller about the struggle for power, set both in a gloomy, stormy crime noir-like setting and in a dark, paranoid human mind. No, it does not feel too far from home. And, yes, it is a great story. And, no, I will not attempt to do justice to William Shakespeare nor the story. I will20simply take what I find of use and write my own story. And, yes, I will have the nerve to call it Macbeth.’
Jo joins an illustrious line-up of novelists on the new Hogarth Shakespeare list, which sees contemporary authors retelling Shakespeare’s plays for a twenty-first century audience. The series will launch in 2016 to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.