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:
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 It features unpublished fiction from international phenomenon Stieg Larsson and his long-term partner Eva Gabrielson as well as bestsellers Henning Mankell, Per Wahloo, Maj Sjowall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.

1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

Sounds good, Karen! Thanks for sharing.