Head of Zeus announced that they will be the UK publishers of the much-talked about anthology of Swedish crime stories, A Darker Shade, edited by John-Henri Holmberg.
A landmark anthology, this will be the first collection of Swedish crime stories translated into English. It features unpublished fiction from international phenomenon Stieg Larsson and his long-term partner Eva Gabrielson as well as bestsellers Henning Mankell, Per Wahloo, Maj Sjowall and more.
Editor Holmberg is a writer, editor and translator and was a close personal friend of Larsson whom he met through their shared love of science fiction and crime fiction.
Editorial Director Laura Palmer said 'This is a truly exciting project. Not only is it the first English anthology of the hugely popular genre of Nordic Noir but it contains never-before-published stories from Henning Mankell, Per Wahloo and – the cherry on the cake – Stieg Larsson.'
Head of Zeus will publish on 7th January 2013 as part of the worldwide release. The book will be strictly embargoed until publication.
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Publishing News: Swedish Crime Short Story Collection
From the press release at Booktrade, details of an upcoming Swedish short story collection which includes an entry from Stieg Larsson: