Monday, May 20, 2019

The Icepick Shortlist: 2019 Iceland Noir Award for Best Crime Novel in Icelandic Translation

O.K., this is a bit esoteric and the books on the list are not new in English, but it's a great list and definitely worthy of posting here. These five books have been shortlisted for the 2018 Iceland Noir Award for the Best Crime Novel in Icelandic translation. Winner to be announced in November.

 Double Indemnity, by James M. Cain;
translated by Þórdís Bachmann
 The Devotion of Suspect X, by Keigo Higashino;
translated by Ásta S. Guðbjartsdóttir
 A Stranger in the House, by Shari Lapena;
translated by Ingunn Snædal
 Three Days and a Life, by Pierre Lemaitre;
translated by Friðrik Rafnsson
 After the Fire, by Henning Mankell;
translated by Hilmar Hilmarsson

The winner is expected to be announced in November.

HT: The Rap Sheet

1 comment:

vallerose said...

I think this speaks to the high literacy rate that these books would even be translated into Icelandic. the pop. is only 350,00.