Kjell Ola Dahl
Publisher: Orenda Books
One of the fathers of the Nordic Noir genre, Kjell Ola Dahl was born in Gjøvik in 1958. His debut was published in 1993, and he has since published 15 novels, including the Oslo Detectives series of police procedurals featuring investigators Gunnarstranda and Frølich – fast-paced thrillers with social issues at the heart in the finest Nordic Noir tradition – and three richly authentic historical thrillers. In 2000 he won the Riverton Prize for The Last Fix and in 2015 he won both the prestigious Brage and Riverton Prizes for The Courier. His work has been shortlisted for multiple awards, and published in 14 countries. A former sheep farmer, Kjell Ola lives outside of Oslo.