Joël Dicker is a francophone Swiss writer who was born in Geneva on the 16th of June 1985. He then took his first steps as a writer. His first short story, "Le Tigre", was awarded a Young Auhor International Prize in 2005 and was published by the "Editions de l’Hèbe" (Switzerland). The manuscript of his first novel, "Les derniers jours de nos père", was completed in 2009 but could not find a publisher until 2012 when he was co-published by "Fallois and L’âge d’homme Editions". His second novel, "La Vérité sur l’Affaire Harry Quebert" was published in 2012 by "Fallois" and was laureate of the Grand Prix du roman de l’Académie française and the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens (younger sibling of the Prix Goncourt).