|Born||19 October 1947
|Genre||murder mystery, crime fiction, historical novel|
Gunnar Staalesen (born 19 October 1947 in Bergen) is a Norwegian writer. Staalesen has a Cand philol. degree from Universitetet i Bergen and he has worked at Den Nationale Scene, the main theater in Bergen.
Staalesen's is best known for his crime novels involving private detective Varg Veum.
- At Night All Wolves are Grey (I mørket er alle ulver grå, 1983) (English translation by David McDuff, 1986)
- Yours Until Death (Din til døden, 1979) (English translation by Margaret Amassian, 1993)
- The Writing on the Wall (Skriften på veggen, 1995) (English translation by Hal Sutcliffe, 2004)
- The Consorts of Death (Dødens drabanter, 2006) (English translation by Don Bartlett, 2009)
- Cold Hearts (Kalde hjerter, 2008) (English translation by Don Bartlett, 2012)
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