Saturday, May 17, 2014

Prizes and Surprises in Bristol

Thanks to our British correspondent, Ali Karim, who’s on the scene at this year’s CrimeFest convention in Bristol, England, we have the winners of several commendations handed out during a ceremony there this evening. I’m particularly pleased to see one of my favorite crime novels from last year, Derek B. Miller’s Norwegian by Night, honored twice. Below are all of the prize recipients.

Petrona Award (for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year): Linda, As in the Linda Murder, by Leif G.W. Persson, translated by Neil Smith (Doubleday)

Also nominated: Closed for Winter, by Jørn Lier Horst, translated by Anne Bruce (Sandstone Press); Strange Shores, by Arnaldur Indriðason, translated by Victoria Cribb (Harvill Secker); The Weeping Girl, by Håkan Nesser, translated by Laurie Thompson (Mantle); Someone to Watch Over Me, by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, translated by Philip Roughton (Hodder & Stoughton); and Light in a Dark House, by Jan Costin Wagner, translated by Anthea Bell
(Harvill Secker)

eDunnit Award (honoring “the best crime fiction ebook first published in both hardcopy and in electronic format in the British Isles in 2013”): Norwegian by Night, by Derek B. Miller (Faber and Faber)

Also nominated: The Beauty of Murder, by A.K. Benedict (Orion); Sandrine, by Thomas H. Cook (Head of Zeus); Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway, by Sara Gran (Faber and Faber); Under a Silent Moon, by Elizabeth Haynes (Sphere); Cross and Burn, by Val McDermid (Sphere); The Red Road, by Denise Mina (Orion); Sign of the Cross, by Thomas Mogford (Bloomsbury); and The Double, by George Pelecanos (Orion)

Goldsboro Last Laugh Award (honoring “the best humorous crime novel first published in the British Isles in 2013”): Norwegian by Night, by Derek B. Miller (Faber and Faber)

Also nominated: Fire and Brimstone, by Colin Bateman (Headline); Speaking from Among the Bones, by Alan Bradley (Orion); The Axe Factor, by Colin Cotterill (Quercus); Calamitous Chinese Killing, by Shamini Flint (Little, Brown); Bad Monkey, by Carl Hiaasen (Little, Brown); A Little Murder, by Suzette A. Hill (Allison & Busby); and The Sound of One Hand Killing, by Teresa Solona (Bitter Lemon Press)

Audible Sounds of Crime Award
(honoring “the best unabridged crime audiobook first published in the UK in 2013 in both printed and audio formats, and available for download from Audible UK”): The Cuckoo’s Calling, by Robert Galbraith, read by Robert Glenister (Hachette Audio)

Also nominated: Broken Homes, by Ben Aaronovitch, read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Orion Audio); A Delicate Truth, by John le Carré, read by John le Carré (Penguin); Dead Man’s Time, by Peter James, read by Daniel Weyman (Macmillan Audio); The Chessmen, by Peter May, read by Peter Forbes (Quercus); and Natural Causes, by James Oswald, read by Ian Hanmore (Penguin)

Congratulations to all the winners and other nominees!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm also glad about Norwegian by Night winning two awards.

I loved this book for many reasons, the tragedy, the comedy, the protagonist and more. As someone who had European Jewish immigrant relatives, the author got the voice of Sheldon Horowitz just right, his guilt, his humor, etc.

I've been waiting for the novel to get its proper recognition.