Thursday, March 06, 2014

Petrona Award 2014 - Shortlist

(Me, Kat, Barry, Sarah)

I met up with the Petrona Award judges recently to discuss the 2014 Petrona Award and I can now reveal which titles are on the shortlist...

From the press release:
The 2014 Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year

 The shortlist for the 2014 award, is as follows:

CLOSED FOR WINTER by Jørn Lier Horst tr. Anne Bruce (Sandstone Press)
STRANGE SHORES by Arnaldur Indriðason tr. Victoria Cribb (Harvill Secker)
THE WEEPING GIRL by Håkan Nesser tr. Laurie Thompson (Mantle)
LINDA, AS IN THE LINDA MURDER by Leif G W Persson tr. Neil Smith (Doubleday)
SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir tr. Philip Roughton (Hodder & Stoughton)
LIGHT IN A DARK HOUSE by Jan Costin Wagner tr. Anthea Bell (Harvill Secker)

The winning title will be announced at the annual international crime fiction event CrimeFest, held in Bristol 15-18 May 2014. The winning author's prize will include a full pass to and a guaranteed panel at the 2015 CrimeFest event.
More information about the judges and the judges' comments on why these books were chosen can be found on the expanded Petrona Award website.

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