Jo Nesbø Becomes Tom Johansen

Jo Nesbø’s British publisher Harvill Secker has agreed to the publication of Tom Johansen’s books. In the first coming fall of 2014, “Blood on Snow” and “Blood on Snow 2” will be published with the author’s new name. 

– After the great success of “Headhunters” and Harry Hole series, we are very pleased to partner with Jo on this exciting new project, and we look forward to revealing more about Tom Johansen’s mysterious world in the near future, says Secker. 

Norwegian Publishing Director Trygve Åslund said it is quite common to have a pseudonym, when you reach a certain level in the genre. 

With this decision, Jo Nesbø follows the famous U.S. author Stephen King, who has also published books under the pen name – Richard Bachman. 

About Jo Nesbø

Jo Nesbø is an Edgar Award-nominated Norwegian author and musician. As of September 2008 more than 1.5 million copies of his novels have been sold in Norway, and his work has been translated into over 40 languages. Nesbø is primarily known for his crime novels about Inspector Harry Hole, but he is also the main vocalist and songwriter for the Norwegian rock band Di Derre. 

In 2007 Nesbø also released his first children’s book, Doktor Proktors prumpepulver (English translation: Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder). The 2011 film Headhunters is based on Nesbø’s novel Hodejegerne (The Headhunters).

Sales of Jo Nesbø’s books worldwide have now surpassed 19 million copies.

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