Joël DICKER

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(Geneva, Switzerland, 1985) Master of Law from the University of Geneva. Alongside his studies he wrote short stories and novels, building on a passion for writing that had begun in his childhood. In 2010, his novel Les Derniers Jours de Nos Pères won the Geneva Writers’ Prize for unpublished manuscripts, and was published in France several months later by Bernard de Fallois. Encouraged by his first published novel, he showed Bernard de Fallois another project he had just finished: La Vérité sur l’Affaire Harry Quebert (The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair). Published in 2012, it went on to sell over 4 million copies worldwide, in more than 35 languages. At age 27, Dicker was awarded the Grand Prix de l’Academie Française for a novel and the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens, and was short-listed for the Prix Goncourt. Translations of La Vérité sur l’Affaire Harry Quebert won prizes all over the world. In 2015 he published a partner novel to that book, neither prequel nor sequel, entitled Le Livre des Baltimore, which became a bestseller. When he is not writing, he enjoys running and playing the drums. He is passionate about wildlife and preserving the planet’s resources. 

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