Sunday, November 28, 2010

Swedish Crime Fiction Award: Leif G.W. Persson

The Swedish Crime Writers' Academy (Svenska Deckarakademin) announced that Leif G.W. Persson won the prize for Best Swedish Crime Fiction Novel 2010.

According to  Peter on the Nordic Book Blog: Persson won the prize for his novel Den döende detektiven (The Dying Detective). This is the third time Leif GW Persson has won this prestigious prize. He also won it in 1982 and 2003. Håkan Nesser is the only other Swedish crime fiction author that has won the prize three times. Unfortunately, only one of Persson’s books has so far been translated into English: Between Summer’s Longing and Winter’s End.

Leif GW Persson is a professor of criminology and an excellent writer. His main character is Lars Martin Johansson – known among his colleagues as “the man who can see around corners”.

Hat Tip: Ayo Onatade, Shots: The Crime & Thriller Ezine

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