Thursday, July 22, 2010

Poll Results on International Dagger - 2010

The poll have now closed for voting on who you want to and think will win this year's CWA International Dagger. The Dagger winner will be announced tomorrow evening at the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival. There were around 50% more votes this year compared to 2009.

There were 222 votes in the "want to win" and 157 votes in the "think will win". In both cases the winner was The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest by Stieg Larsson followed by Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indridason though the margin is small in the "want to win" and huge in the "think will win".

The other titles, which are a bit obscured in the snapshot below, are Badfellas (Benacquista), August Heat (Camilleri), Thirteen Hours (Meyer) and The Darkest Room (Theorin).

I will remove the polls in the next couple of days. Many thanks to all those who took part and read the shortlist.


Bernadette said...

It's so good to see so many people interested in translated fiction. I look forward to hearing how close we got (or not) on Saturday morning (my time).

Well done to you and the other judges for presenting such a fine shortlist and regardless of which book wins you've done a top job in your selection.

Roger Cornwell said...

We're launching a new look for the CWA web site tomorrow with new features. One is a Twitter feed: if you tweet with the hashtag #thedaggers your comment will appear on the site in a box on the margin.

Roger Cornwell
(CWA Webmaster)

Maxine Clarke said...

Thanks for this update, Karen. It will be very interesting to see if the predictions are correct!
I agree with Bernadette that it is great to see that so many are interested in translated novels.

kathy d. said...

Yes, wonderful to see so many people reading translated novels.

Thanks to EuroCrime for the Dagger polls and helping to generate interest in reading the six nominated books and so many other international books.

Jose Ignacio Escribano said...

Just wanted to recognise publicly your work at Euro Crime, Karen. Well done.