Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Award News: Petrona Award Eligibles 2015

Here is a list* of books (44) that can be submitted for the 2015 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 2014.
  • 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 2014 Award will be announced at CrimeFest.

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

Publishers please note: an entry form can be downloaded here or requested from

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

Published in 2014


Jorgen Brekke - Where Evil Lies (apa Where Monsters Dwell) tr. Steven T Murray (M, Norway) Pan
Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg - The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules tr. Rod Bradbury (F, Sweden) PanMacmillan
Hans Koppel - You're Mine Now tr. Kari Dickson (M, Sweden)  Little Brown (Sphere)
Asa Larsson - The Second Deadly Sin tr. Laurie Thompson (F, Sweden) MacLehose Press
Helene Tursten - The Fire Dance tr. Laura A Wideburg (F, Sweden) Soho Press


Jussi Adler-Olsen - Guilt (US: The Purity of Vengeance) tr. Martin Aitken (M, Denmark) Penguin
Thomas Enger - Scarred tr. Charlotte Barslund (M, Norway) Faber
Yrsa Sigurdardottir - The Silence of the Sea tr. Victoria Cribb (F, Iceland) Hodder & Stoughton


Cilla & Rolf Borjlind - Spring Tide tr. Rod Bradbury (M&F, Sweden) Hesperus Press
Martin Jensen - Oathbreaker tr. Tara Chace (M, Denmark) Amazoncrossing


Carin Gerhardsen - Cinderella Girl tr. Paul Norlen  (F, Sweden) Penguin
Mons Kallentoft - The Fifth Season tr. Neil Smith (M, Sweden) Hodder
Camilla Lackberg - Buried Angels tr Tiina Nunnally (F, Sweden) HarperCollins
Jo Nesbo - The Son tr. Charlotte Barslund (M, Norway) Harvill Secker
Olivier Truc - Forty Days Without Shadow tr. Louise Lalaurie (M, France) Trapdoor


Kjell Eriksson - Black Lies, Red Blood tr. Paul Norlen (M, Sweden) Allison & Busby
Jorn Lier Horst - The Hunting Dogs tr. Anne Bruce (M, Norway) Sandstone


Arne Dahl - To the Top of the Mountain tr. Alice Menzies (M, Sweden) Harvill Secker
Karin Fossum - The Murder of Harriet Krohn tr. James Anderson (F, Norway) Harvill Secker
Hans Olav Lahlum - The Human Flies tr. Kari Dickson (M, Norway) Mantle


Kati Hiekkapelto - The Hummingbird tr. David Hackston (F, Finland) Arcadia
Sander Jakobsen - The Preacher tr. Sander Jakobsen (M&F, Denmark) Little Brown (Sphere)
Hakan Nesser - The G File tr.  Laurie Thompson (M, Sweden) Mantle
Andreas Norman - Into a Raging Blaze tr. Ian Giles (M, Sweden) Quercus
Dan T Sehlberg - Mona tr. Rachel Willson-Broyles (M, Sweden) Scribe Publications
Joakim Zander - The Swimmer tr. Elizabeth Clark Wessel (M, Sweden) Head of Zeus


Jussi Adler-Olsen -  Alphabet House tr. Steve Schein (M, Denmark) Hesperus Press
Lars Kepler - The Sandman tr. Neil Smith (M&F, Sweden) Blue Door
Fredrik T Olsson - Chain of Events tr. Dominic Hinde (M, Sweden) Little Brown
Tore Renberg - See You Tomorrow tr. Sean Kinsella (M, Norway) Arcadia Books


Jussi Adler-Olsen -  Buried (US: The Marco Effect) tr. Martin Aitken (M, Denmark) Penguin moved to February 2015
Arnaldur Indridason - Reykjavik Nights tr. Victoria Cribb (M, Iceland) Harvill Secker
Henning Mankell - An Event in Autumn tr. Laurie Thompson (M, Sweden) Harvill Secker
Kristina Ohlsson - Hostage tr. Marlaine Delargy (F, Sweden) Simon & Schuster
Arild Stavrum -  Exposed at the Back (M, Norway) Freight Books
Erik Axl Sund - The Crow Girl tr. Neil Smith (M&M, Sweden) Harvill Secker moved to May 2015


Sara Blaedel - Only One Life tr. Erik J Macki & Tara F Chace (F, Denmark) Little Brown (Sphere)
Pekka Hiltunen -  Black Noise tr. Owen Witesman (M, Finland) Hesperus Press
Steffen Jacobsen - Trophy tr. Charlotte Barslund (M, Denmark) Quercus
Tom Johansen - Blood on Snow tr. Neil Smith (M, Norway) Harvill Secker moved to April 2015
Liza Marklund - Borderline tr. Neil Smith (F, Sweden) Corgi
Leif GW Persson - Falling Freely As If in a Dream (apa Free Falling, as If in a Dream) tr. Paul Norlen (M, Sweden) Doubleday
Stefan Spjut - Stallo tr. Susan Beard (M, Sweden) Faber & Faber moved to June 2015


Elsebeth Egholm - Dead Souls tr. Don Bartlett & Charlotte Barslund (F, Denmark) Headline
Sissel-Jo Gazan - The Arc of the Swallow tr. Charlotte Barslund (F, Denmark) Quercus
Anne Holt - The Lion's Mouth tr. Anne Bruce (F, Norway) Atlantic


Carin Gerhardsen - The Last Lullaby tr. tbc (F, Sweden) Penguin moved to June 2015
Leena Lehtolainen - Snow Woman tr. Owen Witesman (F, Finland) Amazoncrossing
Leena Lehtolainen - The Bodyguard tr. Jenni Salmi (F, Finland) Amazoncrossing

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