Saturday, May 19, 2018

Scandi Crime Does Bristol

It was just last month that we received word of which books and authors had been chosen to compete for the coveted 2018 Petrona Award for Translated Scandinavian Crime Fiction. The winner was announced today during CrimeFest in Bristol. It’s Quicksand (Simon & Schuster), penned by Swedish author Malin Persson Giolito and translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles.

Also nominated for this year’s Petrona prize (named in honor of Maxine Clarke, one of the Web’s first online crime-fiction reviewers) were What My Body Remembers, by Agnete Friis, translated by Lindy Falk van Rooyen (Soho Press; Denmark); After the Fire, by Henning Mankell, translated by Marlaine Delargy (Vintage/Harvill Secker; Sweden); The Darkest Day, by Håkan Nesser, translated by Sarah Death (Pan Macmillan/Mantle; Sweden); The White City, by Karolina Ramqvist, translated by Saskia Vogel (Atlantic Books/Grove Press; Sweden); and The Man Who Died, by Antti Tuomainen, translated by David Hackston (Orenda Books; Finland).

As Mystery Fanfare explains, “The winning author and the translator of the winning title will both receive a cash prize, and the winning author will receive a full pass and guaranteed panel at CrimeFest 2019.”

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