Monday, July 06, 2015

Award News: Petrona Award Eligibles 2016

Here is a list* of books (52) that can be submitted for the 2016 Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year ie:
  • The submission must be in translation and published in English in the UK during the preceding calendar year ie 1 January – 31 December 2015.
  • The author of the submission must either be born in Scandinavia* or the submission must be set in Scandinavia*.
(E-books that meet the above criteria may be considered at the judges’ discretion (does not include self-published titles))
*in this instance taken to be Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

More details about the award and the history behind it can be found on the Petrona Award website. The winner of the 2015 Award was Yrsa Sigurdardottir for The Silence of the Sea tr. Victoria Cribb.

Links are to reviews by the Euro Crime team; gender, country and publisher details are also included.

*This list will be updated as and when additional titles are identified.

Published in 2015


Harri Nykanen - Behind God's Back tr. Kristian London (M, Finland) Bitter Lemon Press
Carl-Johan Vallgren - The Boy in the Shadows tr. Rachel Willson-Broyles (M, Sweden) Quercus


Jussi Adler-Olsen -  Buried (US: The Marco Effect) tr. Martin Aitken (M, Denmark) Penguin
Jorn Lier Horst - The Caveman tr. Anne Bruce (M, Norway) Sandstone Press
Martin Jensen - A Man's Word tr. Tara F Chace (M, Denmark) AmazonCrossing
Mari Jungstedt - The Dangerous Game tr. Tiina Nunnally (F, Sweden) Doubleday
Camilla Lackberg - The Scent of Almonds and Other Stories tr. Tiina Nunnally (F, Sweden) Harper (short stories)
Hans Olav Lahlum - Satellite People tr. Kari Dickson (M, Norway) Mantle
Jens Lapidus - Life Deluxe tr. Astri von Arbin Ahlander (M, Sweden) Macmillan
Helene Tursten - The Beige Man tr. Marlaine Delargy (F, Sweden) Soho Press


Cilla & Rolf Borjlind - Third Voice tr. Hilary Parnfors (M&F, Sweden) Hesperus Press


Mons Kallentoft - Water Angels tr. Neil Smith (M, Sweden) Hodder
Jo Nesbo - Blood on Snow tr. Neil Smith (M, Norway) Harvill Secker


Christoffer Carlsson - The Invisible Man from Salem tr. Michael Gallagher (M, Sweden) Scribe
David Lagercrantz - Fall of Man in Wilmslow tr. George Goulding (M, Sweden) MacLehose Press


Karin Fossum - The Drowned Boy tr. Kari Dickson (F, Norway) Harvill Secker
Carin Gerhardsen - The Last Lullaby tr. Paul Norlen (F, Sweden) Penguin
Hjorth-Rosenfeldt - The Man Who Watched Women (apa The Disciple (Aus)) tr. Marlaine Delargy (M&M, Sweden) Century
Ragnar Jonasson - Snowblind tr. Quentin Bates (M, Iceland) Orenda Books
Leena Lehtolainen - The Lion of Justice tr. Jenni Salmi (F, Finland) AmazonCrossing
Stefan Spjut - Stallo tr. Susan Beard (M, Sweden) Faber & Faber
Gunnar Staalesen - We Shall Inherit the Wind tr. Don Bartlett (M, Norway) Orenda
Liza Marklund - Without a Trace tr. Neil Smith (F, Sweden) Corgi


Nik Frobenius - Dark Branches tr. Frank Stewart (M, Norway) Sandstone Press
Lotte and Soren Hammer - The Girl in the Ice (US: A Price for Everything) tr. Paul Norlen (M&F, Denmark) Bloomsbury
Arnaldur Indridason - Oblivion tr. Victoria Cribb (M, Iceland) Harvill Secker
Robert Karjel - My name is N (apa The Swede) tr. tbc (M&M, Sweden) HarperCollins
Hakan Nesser - The Living and the Dead in Winsford tr. Laurie Thompson (M, Sweden) Mantle
Alexander Soderberg - The Other Son tr. Neil Smith (M, Sweden) Harvill Secker
Johan Theorin The Voices Beyond tr. Marlaine Delargy (M, Sweden) Doubleday


Arne Dahl - Europa Blues tr. tbc (M, Sweden) Harvill Secker
Kjell Eriksson - Open Grave tr. Paul Norlen (M, Sweden) Allison & Busby
David Lagercrantz - The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium series Book 4) tr. George Goulding (M, Sweden) MacLehose Press
Hans Olav Lahlum - The Catalyst Killing tr. Kari Dickson (M, Norway) Mantle
Anton Svensson - Made In Sweden Part I: The Father tr. tbc (M, Sweden) Sphere


Jussi Adler-Olsen - The Hanging Girl tr. William Frost (M, Denmark) Quercus
Kati Hiekkapelto - The Defenceless tr. David Hackston (F, Finland) Orenda Books
Kristina Ohlsson - The Chosen tr. Marlaine Delargy F Sweden Simon & Schuster


Torkil Damhaug - Medusa tr. Robert Ferguson (M, Norway) Headline
Anne Holt - Dead Joker tr. Anne Bruce (F, Norway) Atlantic
Risto Isomaki - Lithium-6 tr. Owen Witesman (M, Finland) AmazonCrossing 
Jari Jarvela - The Girl and the Bomb tr. Kristian London (M, Finland) AmazonCrossing
Yrsa Sigurdardottir - The Undesired tr. Victoria Cribb (F, Iceland) Hodder & Stoughton
Viveca Sten - Still Waters tr. Marlaine Delargy (F, Sweden) AmazonCrossing
Antti Tuomainen - Dark as My Heart tr. Lola Rogers (M, Finland) Harvill Secker


Jorgen Brekke - Death Song (US: Dreamless) te. Steven T Murray (M, Norway) PanMacmillan
Jo Nesbo - Midnight Sun tr. Neil Smith (M, Norway) Harvill Secker


Samuel Bjork - I'm Travelling Alone tr. tbc (M, Norway) Doubleday
Anders de la Motte - MemoRandom tr. Neil Smith (M, Sweden) Harper
Ragnar Jonasson - Nightblind tr. Quentin Bates (M, Iceland) Orenda Books
Leena Lehtolainen - Death Spiral tr. Owen Witesman (F, Finland) AmazonCrossing
Hakan Nesser - The Summer of Kim Novak tr. tbc (M, Sweden) World Editions

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