JORN LIER HORST (born in Bamble, Norway) is a former Senior Investigating Officer at the Norwegian police force. He made his literary debut as a crime writer in 2004 and is now considered one of the foremost Nordic crime writers. His William Wisting series of crime novels has been extremely successful, having sold more than 1 million copies in Norway alone. The series has also been translated into thirty languages. He has partnered with Cinenord and the Danish production company Good Company Films to bring Chief Inspector William Wisting to life in a six season TV-series deal.