This seems to be Awards week. I'm eagerly awaiting the news of the Edgar winners (tonight), but in the meantime, I thought I'd post the nominees for the Glass Key 2009 that will be handed over to the winner at Nordic House in Reykjavik. The Glass Key has been awarded by the SKS/CWS since 1992.
The Glass-key ceremony will be part of the international conference The Nordic Crime Wave which will be integrated into the double AGMs of AIEP and SKS.
Candidates: Denmark: The Danish crime academy awarded the Harald Morgensen Award for best Danish Crime/Suspense novel to Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis for Drengen i kufferten (The Boy in the Suitcase) Finland: The Finnish Whodunnit Society, nominated Marko Kilpi for Jäätyneitä ruusuja, (Frozen Roses) Iceland: The Icelandic Crime Syndicate presents Arnaldur Indridason for Haroskafi (Hypothermia). (this would be Arnaldur's Third Glass Key if he wins)* Norway: This year's winner of Riverton-klubbens (The Riverton Club's) prize (Den Gyldne Revolver) is Vidar Sundstol for Drommenes Land (Land of Dreams) Sweden: Svenska Deckarakademin (Swedish Crime Novel Academy) nominated Johan Theorin's Nattfak (Night Blizzard) To read more about the nominees, plots and authors, go to SKS