Saturday, April 26, 2008

Here Comes the “Bride”

Courtesy of The Gumshoe Site comes word that Norwegian author Karin Fossum has snagged this year’s Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the highly competitive Mystery/Thriller category for her 2007 novel, The Indian Bride (Harcourt; translated by Charlotte Barslund). Winners in nine awards categories were announced yesterday, during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

Also nominated in the Mystery/Thriller category this year: Christine Falls, by Benjamin Black (Henry Holt); Frozen Tracks, by Åke Edwardson (Viking); In the Woods, by Tana French (Viking); and Ice Moon, by Jan Costin Wagner (Harcourt).

For a listing of the winners in all categories, click here.

READ MORE:Greetings from the UCLA Lawn,” by Sarah Weinman (Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind); “Festival of Books 2008--Saturday,” by Jeri Westerson (Getting Medieval); “L.A. Times Festival of Books--Sunday,” by Jeri Westerson (Getting Medieval); “... And That’s a Wrap,” by Sarah Weinman (Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind); “Festival Report: Hot Books and Free Squid,” by Christa Faust (Deadlier Than the Male).

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