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 Fran aise 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.
Sweeping, clever, heartbreaking and memorable. The perfect summer read - GraziaImmense and detailed . . . The backstory is all-consuming and will not let you skip a single paragraph - IndependentA striking insight into America's weird class system, and a movingstory of brotherhood and family rivalry - The TimesVeers between nostalgia for what could have been and regrets for what can never be. Captivating and beautifully conceived - ElleA literary phenomenon - FigaroOnce again, Dicker brilliantly combines all the elements that first enticed his legions of readers - Le PointJoel Dicker really knows how to tell a great story - Valeurs ActuellesThe 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 - Corriere della Serra