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Norwegians lose another literature prize. American too strong for Nesbø. Jo Nesbø, one of Norway’s bestselling crime authors will have to return home empty-handed from this year’s Edgar Allen Poe Awards. Though his novel “Nemesis” (“Sorgenfri”) was on the nominee list, it was American John Hart’s “The Last Child” that clinched victory at last night’s banquet at the Gran Hyatt Hotel in New York.

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Norwegians lose another literature prize

Published on Friday, 30th April, 2010 at 09:26 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

American too strong for Nesbø.

John Hart
John Hart
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Jo Nesbø, one of Norway’s bestselling crime authors will have to return home empty-handed from this year’s Edgar Allen Poe Awards.

Though his novel “Nemesis” (“Sorgenfri”) was on the nominee list, it was American John Hart’s “The Last Child” that clinched victory at last night’s banquet at the Gran Hyatt Hotel in New York.

Nesbø’s defeat makes it the second for Norway in the space of a month. In March, Karl Ove Knausgård lost the battle for the Nordic Literature Council’s Prize to Finnish-born Sofi Oksanen.

Hart, the son of a surgeon and French teacher, was born in Durham in North Carolina in 1965.

After graduating with degrees in accounting and law, he worked as a banker, stockbroker, and attorney.

“My only real dream has been to write well and to be published well. I admire those who are able to write at four in the morning and still function in the real world,” he says.



Published on Friday, 30th April, 2010 at 09:26 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: jo, nesboe, john, hart, edgar, allan, poe, awards, novel, prize, books, new, york.





  
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