Half a dozen books and authors are in the running for the 2016 Petrona Award for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year, according to this announcement in Shotsmag Confidential. They are:
• The Drowned Boy, by Karin Fossum, translated by Kari Dickson (Harvill Secker; Norway)
• The Defenceless, by Kati Hiekkapelto, translated by David Hackston (Orenda; Finland)
• The Caveman, by Jørn Lier Horst, translated by Anne Bruce (Sandstone Press; Norway)
• The Girl in the Spider's Web, by David Lagercrantz,
translated by George Goulding (MacLehose Press; Sweden)
• Satellite People, by Hans Olav Lahlum,
translated by Kari Dickson (Mantle; Norway)
• Dark As My Heart, by Antti Tuomainen,
translated by Lola Rogers (Harvill Secker; Finland)
The Petrona Award takes its name from a long-running blog written by Maxine Clarke, a British “champion of Scandinavian crime fiction,” who died in December 2012. This year’s winner will be declared during a dinner held on May 21 during CrimeFest in Bristol, England.
READ MORE: “The Petrona Award Shortlist 2016,” by Norman Price (Crime Scraps Review).