2015 Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year
On 16 May 2015, at the Gala Dinner at CrimeFest, Bristol, Petrona Award judges, Barry Forshaw, Dr Katharina Hall and Sarah Ward, announced the winner of the 2015 Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year.
The winner was THE SILENCE OF THE SEA by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir translated by Victoria Cribb and published by Hodder & Stoughton.
The trophy was presented by the Godmother of modern Scandinavian crime fiction, Maj Sjöwall, co-author with Per Wahlöö of the Martin Beck series.
As well as the trophy, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir receives a pass to and a guaranteed panel at next year's CrimeFest.