Joël Dicker was born in Switzerland in 1985. In 2010 he won the Genevan Writers’ Prize for his first novel, Les Derniers Jours de nos pères (2010). The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair (Penguin, 2014) won the French Goncourt des lycéens, and the Grand prix du roman de l’Académie française. In Spain El País readers named it the best book of the year, and it won the Qué Leer Prize for Best Translated Book and the 20th San Clemente Award given by high school students in Galicia. Translated into over 40 languages, it has become a global literary phenomenon. He has also published his story Le Tigre (2005) and the novels Le Livre des Baltimore (2015), which features Marcus Goldman, once again, as the protagonist, and La Disparition de Stephanie Mailer (2018). His latest novel is L’Énigme de la chambre 622.