NOTE: This article is a republication- Source: Salomonsson Agency.
Jo Nesbø has been bestowed with the prestigious Francisco Gonzalez Ledesma Award – an award that recognizes a lifetime of storytelling, instituted in honor of the Spanish journalist and writer Francisco González Ledesma, one of the foremost Spanish noir novelists of the 20th century. The chosen winner is selected by the VLC Negra organization in recognition of their outstanding performance within the genre, their literary quality, and the values and exemplary human qualities that they display.
The award is handed over during a special event within the VLC Negra festival, which took place this Friday, and whose objective is to remember the figure of Francisco González Ledesma and encourage the reading of his work, as well as pay homage to the award-winning author. It has previously been received by James Ellroy, Andreu Martín, and Alicia Giménez Bartlett among others.