Monday, October 19, 2015

International Dagger Speculation (2016)

It's time to consider the titles eligible for the 2016 CWA International Dagger.

Here's the list of translated crime novels published between 1 June 2015 and 30 March May 2016 ie the period of eligibility. There's 93*  (cf 94 last year). NB. Only 1 book per author can be submitted for consideration.

For ease of purchase/library reservation here they are listed by UK month of publication:

In addition to the list I have set up a Good Reads widget on the right-hand side of the blog. This allows the covers to be visible plus you can add them to your wish-list on Good Reads. Should you wish to, you can subscribe to this list through RSS. I've added as many as I can find though I have used the original covers if the English one isn't on Good Reads yet.

In the list below I've also included the country of birth and gender of the author(s) plus the translator's name (where I can find it) and the publisher.

*this total includes titles published by Amazon Crossing. I am not sure if these count as UK publications however I imagine people interested in this list will also be interested in these books. Also listed but not eligible are two short story collections. I have left them in for the same reason.

The CWA website now has the list of official submissions

June 2015

Sascha Arango - The Truth and Other Lies (Germany, M) (tr. Imogen Taylor, Simon & Schuster UK)
Charles Den Tex - Mr Miller (Holland, M) (tr. Nancy Forest Flier, World Editions)
Karin Fossum - The Drowned Boy (Norway, F) (tr. Kari Dickson, Harvill Secker)
Carin Gerhardsen - The Last Lullaby (Sweden, F) (tr. Paul Norlen, Penguin)
Hjorth-Rosenfeldt - The Man Who Watched Women (apa The Disciple (Aus)) (Sweden, M) (tr. Marlaine Delargy, Century)
Ragnar Jonasson - Snowblind (Iceland, M) (tr. Quentin Bates, Orenda Books)
Leena Lehtolainen - The Lion of Justice (Finland, F) (tr. Jenni Salmi, AmazonCrossing)
Liza Marklund - Without a Trace (Sweden, F) (tr. Neil Smith, Corgi)
Stefan Spjut - Stallo (tr. Sweden, M) (tr. Susan Beard, Faber & Faber)
Gunnar Staalesen - We Shall Inherit the Wind (Norway, M) (tr. Don Bartlett, Orenda Books)
Dominique Sylvain - Dirty War (France, F) (tr. Nick Caistor, MacLehose Press)

July 2015

Xavier-Marie Bonnot - The First Man (France, M) (tr. Justin Phipps, MacLehose Press)
Nik Frobenius - Dark Branches (Norway, M ) (tr. Frank Stewart, Sandstone Press)
Lotte & Soren Hammer - The Girl in the Ice (US: A Price for Everything) (Denmark, M & F) (tr. Paul Norlen, Bloomsbury)
Arnaldur Indridason - Oblivion (Iceland, M) (tr. Victoria Cribb, Harvill Secker)
Robert Karjel - My name is N (apa The Swede) (Sweden, M) (tr. Nancy Pick & Robert Karjel, HarperCollins)
Bernard Minier - A Song for Drowned Souls (apa The Circle) (France, M) (tr. Alison Anderson, Mulholland)
Hakan Nesser - The Living and the Dead in Winsford (Sweden, M) (tr. Laurie Thompson, Mantle)
Alexander Soderberg - The Other Son (Sweden, M) (tr. Neil Smith, Harvill Secker)
Michel Tarou - Deadly Aid (France, M) (tr. Alexis Pernsteiner, AmazonCrossing)
Johan Theorin - The Voices Beyond (Sweden, M) (tr. Marlaine Delargy, Doubleday)

August 2015

Ahmet Altan - Endgame (Turkey, M) (tr. Alexander Amadeus Dawe, Canongate Books)
Andrea Camilleri - Blade of Light (apa A Beam of Light) (Italy, M) (tr. Stephen Sartarelli, Mantle)
Arne Dahl - Europa Blues (Sweden, M) (tr. Alice Menzies, Harvill Secker)
Kjell Eriksson - Open Grave (Sweden, M) (tr. Paul Norlen, Allison & Busby)
Sebastian Fitzek - The Child (Germany, M) (tr. tbc, Sphere)
David Lagercrantz - The Girl in the Spider's Web (Sweden, M) (tr. George Goulding, MacLehose Press)
Hans Olav Lahlum - The Catalyst Killing (Norway, M) (tr. Kari Dickson, Mantle)
Jorge Magano - Turned to Stone (Spain, M) (tr. Simon Bruni, AmazonCrossing)
Patricia Melo - The Body Snatcher (Brazil, F) (tr. Clifford Landers, Bitter Lemon)
Deon Meyer - Icarus (South Africa, M) (tr. K L Seegers, Hodder)
Mike Powelz - Terminal (Germany, M) (tr. Steve Anderson, AmazonCrossing)
Cay Rademacher - The Murderer in Ruins (Germany, M) (tr. Peter Millar, Arcadia)
U A Siebert - Last Date (Germany, M) (tr. Elena Mancini, AmazonCrossing)
Anton Svensson - Made In Sweden Part I: The Father (Sweden, M) (tr. Elizabeth Clark Wessel, Sphere)
Dirk Trost - A Murderous Storm (Germany, M) (tr. Bernhard Sulzer, AmazonCrossing)
Alberto Barrera Tyszka - Crimes (Venezuela, M) (tr. Margaret Jull Costa, MacLehose Press) (short stories)

September 2015

Jussi Adler-Olsen - The Hanging Girl (Denmark, M) (tr. William Frost, Quercus)
Esmahan Aykol - Divorce Turkish Style (Turkey, F) (tr. Ruth Whitehouse, Bitter Lemon Press)
Annis Bell - The Girl at Rosewood Hall (Germany, F) (tr. Edwin Miles, AmazonCrossing)
Piero Chiara - The Disappearance of Signora Giulia (Italy, M) (tr. Jill Foulston, Pushkin Press)
Roberto Costantini - The Memory of Evil (Italy, M) (tr. N S Thompson, Quercus)
Gianrico de Cataldo - Romanzo Criminale (Italy, M) (tr. Antony Shugaar, Corvus)
Kati Hiekkapelto - The Defenceless (Finland, F) (tr. David Hackston, Orenda Books)
Kristina Ohlsson - The Chosen (Sweden, F) (tr. Marlaine Delargy, Simon & Schuster)
Katja Piel - Death on Ibiza (Germany, F) (tr. Maxine Gorman, AmazonCrossing)
Soji Shimada - The Tokyo Zodiac Murders (Japan, M) (tr. tbc, Pushkin Press)

October 2015

Jean-Luc Bannalec - Murder on Brittany Shores (Germany, M) (tr. Sorcha McDonagh, Hesperus Nova Press)
Torkil Damhaug - Medusa (Norway, M) (tr. Robert Ferguson, Headline)
Keigo Higashino - Journey Under the Midnight Sun (Japan, M) (tr. Alexander O Smith, Little Brown)
Anne Holt - Dead Joker (Norway, F) (tr. Anne Bruce, Atlantic)
Risto Isomaki - Lithium-6 (Finland, M) (tr. Owen Witesman, AmazonCrossing)
Jari Jarvela - The Girl and the Bomb (Finland, M) (tr. Kristian London, AmazonCrossing)
Yrsa Sigurdardottir - The Undesired (Iceland, F) (tr. Victoria Cribb, Hodder & Stoughton)
Viveca Sten - Still Waters (Sweden, F) (tr. Marlaine Delargy, AmazonCrossing)
Antti Tuomainen - Dark as My Heart (Finland, M) (tr. Lola Rogers, Harvill Secker)

November 2015

Jorgen Brekke - Dreamless (apa Death Song) (Norway, M) (tr. Steven T Murray, Pan)
Donato Carrisi - The Hunter of the Dark (Italy, M) (tr. tbc Abacus)
Umberto Eco - Numero Zero (Italy, M) (tr. Richard Dixon, Harvill Secker)
Indrek Hargla - Apothecary Melchior and the Mystery of St Olaf's (Estonia, M) (tr.tbc, Peter Owen)
Pierre Lemaitre - The Great Swindle (France, M) (tr. Frank Wynne, Maclehose Press)
Jo Nesbo - Midnight Sun (Norway, M) (tr. Neil Smith, Harvill Secker)

December 2015

Samuel Bjork - I'm Travelling Alone (Norway, M) (tr. tbc, Doubleday)
Anders de la Motte - MemoRandom (Sweden, M) (tr. Neil Smith, Harper)
Bram Dehouck - Sleepless Summer (Belgium, M) (tr. Jonathan Reeder, World Editions)
Ragnar Jonasson - Nightblind (Iceland, M) (tr. Quentin Bates, Orenda Books)
Leena Lehtolainen - Death Spiral (Finland, F) (tr. Owen Witesman, AmazonCrossing)
Hakan Nesser - The Summer of Kim Novak (Sweden, M) (tr. tbc, World Editions)
Eduardo Sacheri - The Secret in Their Eyes (Argentina, M) (tr. tbc, John Murray)

January 2016

Stefan Ahnhem - Victim Without a Face (Sweden, M) (tr. Rachel Willson-Broyles, Head of Zeus)
Sebastian Fitzek - The Nightwalker (Germany, M) (tr. Jamie Lee Searle, Sphere)
Jogvan Isaksen - Walpurgis Tide (Denmark, M) (tr. John Keithsson, Norvik Press
Fuminori Nakamura - The Gun (Japan, M) (tr. Allison Markin Powell, Soho Press)
Leif GW Persson - The Sword of Justice (Sweden, M) (tr. Neil Smith, Doubleday)
Claudia Pineiro - Betty Boo (Argentina, F) (tr. Miranda France, Bitter Lemon Press)

February 2016

Andrea Camilleri - Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories (Italy, M) (tr. Stephen Sartarelli, Mantle) (short stories)
Augusto De Angelis - The Murdered Banker (Italy, M) (tr. tbc, Pushkin Press)
Steffen Jacobsen - Retribution (Denmark, M) (tr. Charlotte Barslund, Quercus)
Raphael Montes - Perfect Days (Brazil, M) (tr. Alison Entrekin,Harvill Secker)
Valerio Varesi - A Woman Much Missed (Italy, M) (tr. Joseph Farrell, MacLehose Press)
Marco Vichi - Death in the Tuscan Hills (Italy, M) (tr. Stephen Sartarelli, Hodder)

March 2016
Augusto De Angelis - The Hotel of the Three Roses (Italy, M) (tr. tbc, Pushkin Press)
Lotte & Soren Hammer - The Vanished (Denmark, M & F) (tr. Martin Aitken, Bloomsbury)
Jorn Lier Horst - Ordeal (Norway, M) (tr. Anne Bruce, Sandstone Press)
Kaaberbol and Friis - The Considerate Killer (Denmark, F) (tr. Elisabeth Dyssegaard, Soho Press)
Camilla Lackberg - The Ice Child (Sweden, F) (tr. tbc, HarperCollins)
Leif GW Persson - The Dying Detective (Sweden, M) (tr. Neil Smith, Doubleday) Moved to June
Viveca Sten - Closed Circles (Sweden, F) (tr. Laura A Wideburg, Lake Union Publishing (Amazon))
Hideo Yokoyama - Six Four (Japan, M) (tr. Jonathan Lloyd-Davies, Quercus)

Due to a revised eligibility period, the following will now be eligible for the 2017 Dagger instead.
April 2016

Gianrico Carofiglio - A Fine Line (Italy, M) (tr. Howard Curtis, Bitter Lemon Press)
Pascal Garnier - Too Close to the Edge (France, M) (tr. Emily Boyce, Gallic Books)
Simon Pasternak - Death Zones (Denmark, M) (tr. Martin Aitken, Harvill Secker)
Erik Axl Sund - The Crow Girl (Sweden, M) (tr. Neil Smith, Harvill Secker)

May 2016

Torkil Damhaug - Death by Water (Norway, M) (tr. Robert Ferguson, Headline)
Tetsuya Honda - The Silent Dead (Japan, M) (tr. tbc, Titan Books)
Mons Kallentoft - Souls of Air (Sweden, M) (tr. Neil Smith, Hodder) Moved to October

1 comment:

Little Grey Doll said...

Thanks for all of this work, Karen. Wow, I need to get some reading in.