Wednesday, March 5, 2014

2014 Petrona Award: Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year

The 2014 Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year

The shortlist for the 2014 award, is as follows:

CLOSED FOR WINTER by Jørn Lier Horst tr. Anne Bruce (Sandstone Press)
STRANGE SHORES by Arnaldur Indriðason tr. Victoria Cribb (Harvill Secker)
THE WEEPING GIRL by Håkan Nesser tr. Laurie Thompson (Mantle)
LINDA, AS IN THE LINDA MURDER by Leif G W Persson tr. Neil Smith (Doubleday)
SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir tr. Philip Roughton (Hodder & Stoughton)
LIGHT IN A DARK HOUSE by Jan Costin Wagner tr. Anthea Bell (Harvill Secker)

The winning title will be announced at the annual international crime fiction event CrimeFest, held in Bristol 15-18 May 2014. The winning author's prize will include a full pass to and a guaranteed panel at the 2015 CrimeFest.

The judges are:

Barry Forshaw – Writer and journalist specializing in crime fiction and film; author of four books covering Scandinavian crime fiction: NORDIC NOIR, DEATH IN A COLD CLIMATE, EURO NOIR and the first biography of Stieg Larsson.
Dr. Katharina Hall – Associate Professor of German at Swansea University; currently editing CRIME FICTION IN GERMAN for University of Wales Press; international crime fiction reviewer/blogger at MRS. PEABODY INVESTIGATES.
Sarah Ward – Online crime fiction reviewer and blogger at CRIMEPIECES; English language teacher based in Manchester.

The award is open to crime fiction in translation, either written by a Scandinavian author or set in Scandinavia and published in the UK in the previous calendar year.

More information can be found on the Petrona Award website (

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