Jo Nesbo

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Jo Nesbo, author of the Harry Hole detective crime novels, pictured on December 9th, 2018. Photograph: Leonardo Cendamo/Getty Images

“I didn’t start off planning to be a crime writer” Jo Nesbo tells me, when I ask him what attracted him to the bloody subject which has made his name.(...)

After California Norway is the biggest single market for electric cars on the planet.

Norway seems a land of contradictions. An oil-rich nation that embraces green energy. It boasts a multi-billion cash pile to match many Arab emirates,(...)

Opel’s Ampera-e: €34,950 in Germany after tax incentives

Opel’s Ampera-e is the motoring Valium to relieve range anxiety. The long-awaited leap towards realistic mileage between charges was initially deliver(...)

Sinead Crowley: “the last book that made me text everyone I knew and demand they buy it was Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie”

Sinead Crowley, RTÉ’s arts and media correspondent, is the author of Can Anybody Help Me? (Quercus, £12.99). A self-confessed internet addict, she (...)

Norwegian would: “I take some time off from Harry,then I want to hang out with him again.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Talking to Jo Nesbo is a bit weird. The Norwegian crime writer speaks quietly in streams of words whose earnestness is undercut by a strong current of(...)

Now in its 28th year, Galway’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature is one of the best arts festivals in Ireland. As well as an array of chil(...)