Joel Dicker was born in Geneva in 1985, where he studied Law. The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair was nominated for the Prix Goncourt and won the Grand Prix du Roman de l'Academie Francaise and the Prix Goncourt des Lyceens. It has sold more than 3.6 million copies in 42 countries. The Baltimore Boys, at once a prequel and a sequel, has sold more than 750,000 in France.
The book of the year * Simon Mayo on The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair * An expertly realised, addictive Russian doll of a whodunit -- Fanny Blake * Daily Mail on The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair * It's like 'Twin Peaks' meets Atonement meets In Cold Blood - the French thriller everyone is talking about -- Gaby Wood * Daily Telegraph on The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair * A top-class literary thriller that smoothly outclasses its rivals -- Melissa Katsoulis * The Times on The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair * A novel with the power to enthral its readers and whose characters will remain fixed in your memory * ORF * Really compelling. A multi-layered family saga that behaves like a thriller * Frankfurter Neue Presse * My goodness, this Joel Dicker can really spin a yarn -- Marianne Grosjean * Tribune de Geneve * A new masterstroke from Joel Dicker. The ace up his sleeve -- Pierre-Yves Grenu * Culturebox * A titan of a novel. Nabokovian. Highly recommended -- Laura Fernandez * El Cultural de El Mundo * The Dicker who wrote The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair was a magician, a juggler. The Dicker of The Baltimore Boys has no need of such tricks. He is not just a good writer, he is a great writer -- Antonio d'Orrico * Corriere della Serra * Joel Dicker really knows how to tell a great story -- Stephanie des Horts * Valeurs Actuelles * Immense and detailed . . . The backstory is all-consuming and will not let you skip a single paragraph -- Rachael Revesz * Independent * Once again, Dicker brilliantly combines all the elements that first enticed his legions of readers -- Julie Malaure * Le Point * A literary phenomenon -- Astrid de Larminat * Figaro * A striking insight into America's weird class system, and a moving story of brotherhood and family rivalry -- Melissa Katsoulis * The Times * Veers between nostalgia for what could have been and regrets for what can never be. Captivating and beautifully conceived -- Pascale Frey * Elle * Sweeping, clever, heartbreaking and memorable. The perfect summer read -- Henrietta Richman * Grazia *