Thursday, September 7, 2023

Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year Shortlist: The 2023 Petrona Award

Crime novels from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland have been shortlisted for the 2023 Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year. The shortlist is announced today, Thursday 7 September and is as follows:
Pascal Engman - FEMICIDE tr. Michael Gallagher (Sweden, Legend Press)
Anne Mette Hancock - THE CORPSE FLOWER tr. Tara F Chace (Denmark, Swift Press)
Håkan  Nesser - THE AXE WOMAN tr. Sarah Death (Sweden, Mantle)
Petra Rautiainen - LAND OF SNOW AND ASHES tr. David Hackston (Finland, Pushkin Press)
Joachim B Schmidt - KALMANN tr. Jamie Lee Searle (Switzerland, Bitter Lemon Press)
Lilja Sigurðardóttir - RED AS BLOOD tr. Quentin Bates (Iceland, Orenda Books)

Gunnar Staalesen - BITTER FLOWERS tr. Don Bartlett (Norway, Orenda Books)


The winning title will be announced on October 5, 2023. 

The Petrona 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.

1 comment:

Willow said...

The Scandinavians have certainly taken to writing mysteries in a big way. Many are excellent!