Joël Dicker was born in Geneva in 1985, where he studied Law. The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair
was nominated for the Prix Goncourt and won the Grand Prix du Roman de l'Académie Française and the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens. It has sold more than 3.6 million copies in 42 countries. The Baltimore Boys
, at once a prequel and a sequel, has sold more than 750,000 in France.