Joël Dicker was born on 16 June 1985 in Geneva, Switzerland. He attended Geneva schools. At the age of 19, he enrolled at the Cours Florent in Paris. After one year he returned to Switzerland to attend law school, where he received his Masters of Law from the University of Geneva in 2010.
In 2010 Dicker won the Prix des écrivains genevois (Geneva Writers’ Prize), a prize for unpublished manuscripts. Subsequently, Parisian editor Bernard de Fallois acquired Dicker's winning submission, Les derniers jours de nos pères (The Final Days of our Fathers), and published it in early 2012. The book tells the story of the Special Operations Executive, a British World War II organization.
In September 2012, de Fallois published Dicker's La Vérité sur l’Affaire Harry Quebert (The Truth About …Read more on Wikipedia