Authors: Gunnar Staalesen
was born in Bergen, Norway in 1947. He made his debut at the age of twenty-two with
Seasons of Innocence
and in 1977 he published the first book in the Varg Veum series. He is the author of over 20 titles, which have been published in 24 countries and sold over two million copies. Twelve film adaptations of his Varg Veum crime novels have appeared since 2007, starring the popular Norwegian actor Trond Epsen Seim. Staalesen, who has twice won Norway’s top crime prize, the Golden Pistol, lives in Bergen with his wife.
lives with his family in a village in Norfolk. He translates from Scandinavian literature and has translated, or co-translated, books by Per Petterson, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Lars Saabye Christensen, Roy Jacobsen, Ingvar Ambjørnsen, Jo Nesbø and K.O.Dahl.
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