Interview: Joel Dicker – The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair

The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair

“The cleverest, creepiest book you’ll read all year. Twin Peaks meets Atonement meets In Cold Blood,” Gaby Wood, Daily Telegraph.

Having finished The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair only days before the interview, I was intrigued to meet Geneva born Joel Dicker, a writer with a novel which belies his mere 28 years. He is hailed as Switzerland’s coolest export since Roger Federer, with rights sold to 45 countries in 32 languages and over 2 million copies sold in less than a year.

For me, minus the supernatural element, it was reminiscent of a great Stephen King novel.

Will you agree?

You can read the full interview on writing.ie by clicking here.

 

The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair:

In the summer of 1975, struggling author Harry Quebert fell in love with fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan. Thirty-three years later, her body is dug up from his yard, along with a manuscript copy of the novel that secured his lasting fame. Quebert is the only suspect.

Marcus Goldman – Quebert’s most gifted protégé – throws off his writer’s block to clear his mentor’s name. Solving the case and penning a new bestseller soon merge into one. As his book begins to take on a life of its own, the nation is gripped by the mystery of “The Girl Who Touched the Heart of America.”

But with Nola, in death as in life, nothing is ever as it seems.

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About Susan Condon

Irish Writer and Poet. Award winning, published short story writer. Currently editing my debut novel - a crime fiction thriller, based in New York.

Posted on June 5, 2014, in Interviews and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Doreen Duffy

    Hi Susan

    Just home read your interview, fabulous, you really have got the journalist bit down.

    I must say I like the sound of his book, on a scale of one to ten how creepy is it really? Would it totally freak me out?

    I hope your weekend goes brilliantly, I am going to look at the nui link now that you sent to me to submit

    Doreen x

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