Sunday, October 24, 2010

Swede Lowdown

This is definitely a high season for crime-fiction awards. A variety of such commendations were presented during blogger Uriah Robinson brings us this year’s nominees for the Best Swedish Crime Novel Award, sponsored by the Swedish Crime Writers’ Academy (Svenska Deckarakademin). The contenders are:

Bittrare än döden, by Camilla Grebe and Åsa Träff (W & W)
Paganinikontraktet, by Lars Kepler (Albert Bonniers förlag)
Mike Larssons rymliga hjärta, by Olle Lönnaeus (Damm)
Tusenskönor, by Kristina Ohlsson (Piratförlaget)
Den döende detektiven, by Leif G.W. Persson (Albert Bonniers förlag)

Meanwhile, the nominees for the 2010 Martin Beck Award (named after the fictional detective created by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö) are:

Sista Beställningen på Balt, by Faïsa Guène (Norstedts)
Dödsmässa (Midnight Fugue), by Reginald Hill (Minotaur)
Mörka strömmar (Myrká), by Arnaldur Indridason (Norstedts)
Devils Peak (Devil’s Peak), by Deon Meyer (Weyler)
John Stones fall (Stone’s Fall), by Iain Pears (Brombergs)

Expect to hear an announcement of the winners in late November.

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