‘Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices… Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets?’
At Forbes David Nikel reports that Norway Crime Author Jo Nesbø Earns $5.1 Million Book Royalties In 2019, as he takes advantage of the fact that in Norway tax information is a matter of public record, and the numbers are in for Nesbø's "two publishing-related companies" for 2019 (though not yet his personal accounts).
I wonder if they tally up all the prominent writers' numbers in Norway; it would be interesting (and probably a bit depressing) to see what they earn.