Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Petrona Award 2016 - The Contenders

One week from now, I shall be meeting up with the Petrona Award judges, Barry Forshaw, Kat Hall and Sarah Ward, to discuss the shortlist for the 2016 Petrona Award. The winner will be announced at the Gala Dinner at Crime Fest on 21 May.

So, in a very civilised manner, the shortlist will be determined next Wednesday and the details released shortly after that. I expect the shortlist to contain 6 titles but don't hold me to it!

The list below is all the books submitted for the Award so which of these would you put on your shortlist? Email, tweet, comment below or on Facebook. Do let me know!

Jussi Adler-Olsen - The Hanging Girl tr. William Frost, Quercus
Samuel Bjork - I'm Travelling Alone tr. Charlotte Barslund, Doubleday
Cilla & Rolf Borjlind - Third Voice tr. Hilary Parnfors, Hesperus Press
Jorgen Brekke - Death Song tr. Steven T Murray, Macmillan
Christoffer Carlsson - The Invisible Man from Salem tr. Michael Gallagher, Scribe
Arne Dahl - Europa Blues tr. Alice Menzies, Harvill Secker
Torkil Damhaug - Medusa tr. Robert Ferguson, Headline
Anders de la Motte - MemoRandom tr. Neil Smith, Harper
Kjell Eriksson - Open Grave tr. Paul Norlen, Allison & Busby
Karin Fossum - The Drowned Boy - tr. Kari Dickson, Harvill Secker
Nik Frobenius - Dark Branches tr. Frank Stewart, Sandstone Press
Lotte and Soren Hammer - The Girl in the Ice tr. Paul Norlen, Bloomsbury
Kati Hiekkapelto - The Defenceless tr. David Hackston, Orenda Books
Hjorth-Rosenfeldt - The Man Who Watched Women tr. Marlaine Delargy, Century/Random House
Anne Holt - Dead Joker tr. Anne Bruce, Atlantic
Jorn Lier Horst - The Caveman tr. Anne Bruce, Sandstone Press
Arnaldur Indridason - Oblivion tr. Victoria Cribb, Harvill Secker
Ragnar Jonasson - Snowblind tr. Quentin Bates, Orenda Books
Ragnar Jonasson - Nightblind tr. Quentin Bates, Orenda Books
Mari Jungstedt - The Dangerous Game tr. Tiina Nunnally, Doubleday
Mons Kallentoft - Water Angels tr. Neil Smith, Hodder
Robert Karjel - My name is N (apa The Swede) tr. Nancy Pick & Robert Karjel, HarperCollins
David Lagercrantz - Fall of Man in Wilmslow tr. George Goulding, MacLehose Press
David Lagercrantz - The Girl in the Spider's Web tr. George Goulding, MacLehose Press
Hans Olav Lahlum - Satellite People tr. Kari Dickson, Mantle
Hans Olav Lahlum - The Catalyst Killing tr. Kari Dickson, Mantle
Jens Lapidus - Life Deluxe tr. Astri von Arbin Ahlander, Macmillan
Liza Marklund - Without a Trace tr. Neil Smith, Corgi
Jo Nesbo - Blood on Snow tr. Neil Smith, Harvill Secker
Jo Nesbo - Midnight Sun tr. Neil Smith, Harvill Secker
Hakan Nesser - The Living and the Dead in Winsford tr. Laurie Thompson, Mantle
Hakan Nesser - The Summer of Kim Novak tr. Saskia Vogel, World Editions
Harri Nykanen - Behind God's Back tr. Kristian London, Bitter Lemon Press
Kristina Ohlsson - The Chosen tr. Marlaine Delargy, Simon & Schuster
Yrsa Sigurdardottir - The Undesired tr. Victoria Cribb, Hodder & Stoughton
Alexander Soderberg - The Other Son tr. Neil Smith, Harvill Secker
Stefan Spjut - Stallo tr. Susan Beard, Faber & Faber
Gunnar Staalesen - We Shall Inherit the Wind tr. Don Bartlett, Orenda Books
Anton Svensson - Made In Sweden Part I: The Father tr. Elizabeth Clark Wessel, Sphere/Little Brown
Johan Theorin - The Voices Beyond tr. Marlaine Delargy, Doubleday
Antti Tuomainen - Dark as My Heart tr. Lola Roger,s Harvill Secker
Carl-Johan Vallgren - The Boy in the Shadows tr. Rachel Willson-Broyles, Quercus

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Of the ones that I've read, I was impressed by The Defenceless (Kati Hiekkapelto) and Karin Fossum. I'd definitely have them on any shortlist.