Plottet i Våpenskjold er helt rått.
Rune Westengen, Romerikes Blad
Bloedmist is fan-tas-tisch. Ongekend goed!
Eddy Zoey
Enger's novels are some of the best of the recent deluge of Scandinavian crime to hit the bookshelves ... An ideal novel for fans of The Killing.
Catholic Herald
Dieser neue skandinavische Autor lässt jedenfalls aufhorchen, und ich prophezeie einfach mal: Thomas Enger wird sich eine große Fan-Gemeinde erarbeiten – auch in Deutschland.
www.krimi-couch.de
Blodrus er en rasende god spændingsroman. En af den slags, hvor tiden flyver af sted, fordi du er fanget fra første til sidste side. En bog, der stjæler dine nattetimer.
Vejle Amts Folkeblad
Ein echter Schocker, definitiv ein Must-read, dessen Sogwirkung niemand entkommen kann. Die Fälle von Henning Juul sind längst Kult und schlagen ein wie eine Bombe.
www.litteraturmarkt.info
A gripping narrative that begs comparison to Stieg Larsson.
Bookpage
Misdaadverslaggever Henning Juul lijkt in zijn doen en laten op een kruising tussen Wallander en Erlendur. Niet de minsten dus.
VN’s Detective & Thrillergids
Enger is one of the most unusual and intense talents in the field.
Independent
Enger's portrayal of a successful woman targeted by a malicious accusation makes for a very modern plot.
Joan Smith, Sunday Times
Jeg liker Jo Nesbø, jeg slukte Stieg Larsson, og jeg elsker Thomas Engers Henning Juul.
Nicola Bartels, Blanvalet
Ein solides, spannendes Debüt.
Die Presse am Sonntag
Navnet er Thomas Enger. Bid godt mærke i det, for det er en mand, der er ved at skrive sig ind blandt de bedste af Nordens krimiforfattere.
Kristeligt Dagblad
An intriguing new voice in crime.
NJ Cooper
Thomas Enger heeft een zeer verdienstelijk debuut geschreven. veel spanning en wendingen in het verhaal.
Thrillerboek.nl
Skendöd er spännande, grym, hemskt ibland, men jättespännande.
Viveca Sten, författare
Unforgettable…the interweaving stories were simply engrossing. A masterful debut thriller.
Misfit Salon (blog)
Suspenseful, dark and gritty, this is a must-read.
Booklist
Se non vi siete persi un solo libro di Jo Nesbø o se semplicemente siete grandi appassionati dei gialli scandinavi, allora non dovete assolutamente perdere il primo romanzo giallo di Thomas Enger: vi stupirà.
Scandinoir
Slick, compelling and taut, Thomas Enger’s PIERCED combines a sophisticated layering of mysteries with an intensely scarred hero embarked on a tragic quest. A dark and suspenseful blast of Nordic exposure.
Chris Ewan, author of the Good Thief series

About Thomas

FOTO: CAMILLA STEPHAN

 

I was born in Oslo, Norway, on the 21st of November 1973. My mother is a physioterrorist, sorry; physiotherapist, my father is a teacher in both French and English (he also speaks German if need be). Thus I grew up being taught that education is important, as is keeping your body in good shape. So I spent my childhood years playing football (not the american kind), dreaming of becoming a professional footballer at Manchester United (don’t hold that against me), but I never made it further than Ull/Kisa (a club at the third highest level in Norway when I quit). I do have one hell of a passing foot, though.

I also did a lot of girlchasing growing up, reading and watching R rated movies a lot sooner than I should have together with my friends. Needless to say; I had a good childhood. Hey, that rhymed.

My first paid job, besides the odd summer job cutting our neighbour’s lawn (not a lucrative or a particularly smart job, since I’m allergic to grass…), was as a garbage disposer at Oslo Lufthavn Gardermoen. Yes, the airport. Well, that’s not entirely accurate, because I held a job as a waiter at a nearby hotel for a whole day (it wasn’t for me). The summer job at OSL didn’t last more than a few weeks, either, and then I moved on to bigger things. Working in a kiosk at a shopping mall in Lorenskog just outside Oslo. Wore a nice shirt and all.

Then I went to the military for nine months, got to fire a rifle at least three times, but mostly I spent my days in an office listening to Metallica. Did a lot of head banging. Got to wear a nice looking uniform, though. (Actually I had two)

After my soldiering days I went to Oslo to study sports, had a blast at Idrettshøgskolen learning all there is to know about, well, sports. Great fun. Got to practice a lot. Became a lot stronger.

Then I spent a year working as a sports teacher in Jessheim, where I grew up. Got to practice even more. Became even stronger. Despite what writers tell you (and I’m one of them, at least when it comes to writing), practice isn’t everything, so I decided to study some more. See if I could awaken the intellectual part of my brain. Don’t know if that worked out or not, but at least I got to go to Stavanger and learn the basics of a trade called journalism. I actually came a breath shy of landing a job out there on the rainy, windy west coast, but it wasn’t to be. Oslo was again my next destination. History became my next interest. You have to know about the past before you can write about the present, right?

At one point I found myself broke and unable to lend any more money to use on expensive oslonian beer, so it was time to grow up and get a job. Nettavisen became my first real employer. I worked there from 2000 to the summer of 2008. The last five years as a sports chief editor. Yes, it actually paid off to have a degree in sports.

But what I really wanted to do with my time, was to write fiction. After having tried for fifteen years (yes, I’m a resiliant bastard), I finally succeeded. My first novel Burned (originally titled Skinndød) was released by the Norwegian publisher Gyldendal in February 2010, and it was quickly sold to a number of countries, including England and the US. The count is, as it stands, 26 (but feel free to join the party). Burned was shortlisted for the eDunnit award in England for the best novel that was both published as a hard back and in a e-book format in 2011. Movie rights have been sold to the Norwegian production company 4 ½. But Steven, don’t hesitate to call if you want to get Dreamworks in on the action.

My second novel Pierced (originally titled Fantomsmerte) came a year later, and it was shortlisted for the prestigious Riverton award in Norway. It has also been sold to a lot of countries. Movie rights have also been sold to 4 ½. In fact, 4 ½ have purchased the rights for ALL my books in the Henning Juul series (five in total. Yes, I’m crazy). Didn’t imagine that when I wrote Burned on our kitchen table in Oslo.

My third novel Scarred (originally titled Blodtåke) was released in Norway in the beginning of 2013. Våpenskjold (Juul4) came a year later, and the fifth and final installment in the series – Banesår – came out in 2015.

Is there anything more to tell? Well, I live in Oslo with my wife and two kids, and I have a sister who’s a doctor. She has three kids. That means I’m an uncle. Oh, and I like to play golf. Still trying to figure out how that little bastard of a ball operates. Or maybe I’m just finding new ways to cut the grass.

Well, folks. There you have it.

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RESPONSES TO About Thomas
  1. Valeria says:

    The funniest bio I’ve ever read, really really looking forward to meeting you in two weeks in Piacenza. (I’m staff of the festival you’ll join!).
    Valeria

  2. Thomas Enger says:

    It will be great to meet you as well, Valeria. Looking forward to it. Thomas

  3. Julie says:

    Hei! Jeg har nettopp lest boka di «Den onde arven» i skolesammenheng og ville bare si at jeg synes den var veldig bra! Jeg lurte på om det kommer en oppfølger til boken? Bioen din var forresten utrolig morsom å lese, haha!

  4. Julie says:

    Oi det ble mange feil der jeg ikke skrev? Jaja håper du forsto budskapet!

  5. Thomas Enger says:

    Hei Julie (fint navn), takk for det.

    Det er ingen umiddelbare planer om noen oppfølger, men jeg vil heller ikke utelukke at det skjer. Nå for tiden er jeg veldig opptatt med voksenbøkene mine, det kommer en til høsten, og så jobber jeg for fullt med en som skal ut til neste år.

    Men hvem vet hva fremtiden vil bringe?

    Jeg har i hvert fall veldig lyst til å skrive flere bøker for ungdom. Jeg hadde det veldig moro da jeg skrev Den Onde Arven.

    Thomas

  6. Julie says:

    Ok, takk for svar og lykke til med skrivingen videre. Håper på flere ungdomsbøker framover 🙂
    Julie

  7. ingrid says:

    Hei! Eg skriver en oppgave på skolen om deg og boken din, den onde arven. så eg lurer på noen små ting. håper virkelig at du kan svare 🙂

    første tingen eg lurer på er om du har noen forbilder og inspirasjonskilder?
    har du dediker boken til noen spesiell? hva tenker du å kalle boka du holder på med nå? og kan du røpe litt om hva den handler om? og hva heter konen og barna dine? hvor gamle er dei? er det noen eller noe som har inspirert deg til bok skrivingen?

    håper virkelig eg får svar på spørsmålen mine 😀

    elsket den onde arven og gleder meg til en ny bok kommer ut.

    hilsen Ingrid

  8. Jim says:

    Hi Thomas,
    I can hardly wait to read the 4th book in the Henning Juul series. Do you have a publication date as yet?
    Also, is there a release date for the films ?

    Regards
    Jim

  9. En person says:

    Hei Thomas, jeg går i 6.trinn på furuset skole, norsk læreren min har akkurat lest ferdig «Den onde arven» og hele klassen synes den var dødsbra! hver gang hun leste ferdig et kapittel sa alltid klassen «les mer, les mer», uansett vi ville satt pris på om det var en bok nr. 2 som læreren vår kan lese for oss, jeg så virkelig ikke den slutten komme

  10. Thomas Enger says:

    Hei!

    Tusen takk for så hyggelig tilbakemelding.

    Nei, det er ikke planlagt noen oppfølger til Den Onde Arven. Men hvem vet – kanskje det dukker opp en god idé en dag.

    Thomas

  11. Harald says:

    Hei!

    Kjempekjekt og lese! Elsker boken din Den onde arven. Jeg hadde bare et spørsmål hvor mange bøker har du skrevet og hva heter de? takk for svar!

    – Harald

  12. Thomas Enger says:

    Hei Harald. Takk for hilsen.

    Jeg har skrevet fire voksenbøker så langt (1. Skinndød. 2. Fantomsmerte. 3. Blodtåke. 4. Våpenskjold), og så kommer den femte (Banesår) til høsten.

    Mvh
    Thomas

  13. Anette says:

    Hei Thomas!
    Jeg er stor fan av Henning Juul serien og jeg lurer på om det er 5 eller 6 bøker i serien? Fort deg vær så snill, det er så spennende
    Vh Anette Knudsen m/far

  14. Julie G says:

    Just wondering when the fourth book will be out and how the movies are going? Great bio too ……

  15. Thomas Enger says:

    Thanks, Julie. Not sure about the fourth one, to be honest. I know the book market is tough these days, and that publishers all over the world are concerned about the development. That means they won’t release as many books as they used to. If you ask my publisher directly, they probably will tell you what their plans are for my next books.

  16. Thomas Enger says:

    Hei Anette. Det blir «bare» fem. Banesår heter den, og den er akkurat kommet ut i butikkene.

  17. Katarina says:

    Hei Thomas Enger. Jeg har lest ferdig boka <>.
    Jeg synes at den er en veldig spennende bok, og jeg har en oppgave om å finne ut litt info om de 5 bøkene du har skrevet.
    Og hva slags sjanger dem er skrevet i og sånt.:)

  18. Katarina says:

    det skal stå Den onde arven

  19. Katarina says:

    og det er et skoleprosjekt i norsk og jeg skal skrive om deg

  20. Sara says:

    Hei, Jeg er bare 13 år og jeg har lest Den onde arven, Skinndød, Fantomsmerte, og jeg leser Blodtåke nå. De er fantastiske. De er veldig lette å leve seg inn i, men det er som er veldig kult er at det første kapitlet alltid er vanskelig og du må lese resten av boken for å skjønne hva det handler om. Jeg elsker skrivestilen din. Vennene mine er også ganske bekymret for meg fordi jeg snakker om drapene i bøkene hele tiden, og jeg tenker på hva som ville ha skjedd om dette var i virkeligheten. Jeg besøker ofte flere av stedene i bøkene og da dukker hendelsene opp i hjernen min.

  21. Thomas Enger says:

    Oj, så hyggelig å høre, Sara, tusen takk for det! Veldig glad for å høre at du liker å lese. Fortsett med det: Det vil du få mye igjen for senere i livet ditt.

    Thomas

  22. Sunniva says:

    Hei, tror du du kunne laget fortsettelsen av den onde arven? Elsker den boka, tror faktisk det er den beste boka jeg noen gang har lest😊

  23. Thomas Enger says:

    Hei Sunniva. Tusen takk, så hyggelig å høre. Det er mange som har spurt meg om det. Per dags dato foreligger det ingen planer om å fortsette på Julies historie, men vet hvem hva som skjer i fremtiden. Thomas

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