Tom Egeland is the author of the bestselling series about archaeologist Bjørn Beltø and a number of standalone crime novels. He is translated into 25 languages and has received numerous Norwegian literary prizes, including Rivertonprisen for best crime novel (Gospel of Lucifer) and Riksmålsforbundets Literary Award (The Devil’s Mask). His novel Night of the Wolf became both a movie and a TV series. Egeland has been president of the Norwegian Crime Writers’ Association (Rivertonklubben) and a board member of the Norwegian Authors’ Union for ten years. He has also been a book critic for the Norwegian newspaper VG.
His latest book, 666, came out earlier this year, and has been on the Norwegian best seller list ever since.