How awkward Tinder dates found their way into Jo Nesbø's latest Harry Hole crime novel

Writer Jo Nesbø talks about the return of his beloved fictional character, Harry Hole, in his latest novel, The Thirst.
Author Jo Nesbø in the q studios in Toronto, Ont. (Melody Lau/CBC)
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Jo Nesbø couldn't help but listen in on awkward Tinder dates while he was writing in coffee shops. In fact, Nesbø admits that some of those conversations found their way into his latest novel, The Thirst. "Some of those conversations, you can just put them on paper — and to some extent, I did," Nesbø says. 

The popular dating app factors into an early part of The Thirst, where a Tinder date ends badly for a woman. That's when former Oslo police detective Harry Hole comes in. Hole is a beloved fictional character created by Nesbø, first introduced 20 years ago. The author has since sold 33 million copies.

Today, Nesbø joins Tom Power to discuss his popular Harry Hole book series, Tinder and his other career as a children's author.   

— Produced by Dawna Dingwall

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