Monday, August 28, 2017

Award News: Petrona Award Eligibles 2018

Here is a list* of books (61) that can be submitted for the 2018 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 2017.
  • 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 2017 Award was Gunnar Staalesen for Where Roses Never Die tr. Don Bartlett.

The award is again, sponsored by David Hicks.

Gender, country and publisher details are also included.

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

Published in 2017


Stefan Ahnhem - The Ninth Grave tr. Paul Norlen (M, Sweden) Head of Zeus
Caroline Eriksson - The Missing tr. Tiina Nunnally (F, Sweden) AmazonCrossing
Anne Holt - What Dark Clouds Hide tr. Anne Bruce (F, Norway) Corvus
Ragnar Jonasson - Rupture tr. Quentin Bates (M, Iceland) Orenda Books


Thomas Enger - Cursed tr. Kari Dickson (M, Norway) Orenda Books
Stein Riverton - The Iron Chariot (ebook) tr. Lucy Moffatt (M, Norway) Canelo
Gard Sveen - Hell Is Open tr. Paul Norlen (M, Norway) AmazonCrossing


Jorn Lier Horst - When It Grows Dark tr. Anne Bruce (M, Norway) Sandstone Press
Yrsa Sigurdardottir - The Legacy tr. Victoria Cribb (F, Iceland) Hodder & Stoughton
Erik Valeur - The Man in the Lighthouse tr. Mark Mussari (M, Denmark) AmazonCrossing


Samuel Bjork - The Owl Always Hunts at Night tr. Charlotte Barslund (M, Norway) Doubleday
K O Dahl - Faithless tr. Don Bartlett (M, Norway) Orenda Books
Malin Persson Giolito - Quicksand tr. Rachel Willson-Broyles (F, Sweden) Simon & Schuster
Karo Hamalainen - Cruel is the Night tr. Owen Witesman (M, Finland) Soho Press
Lotte and Soren Hammer - The Lake tr. Charlotte Barslund (M & F, Denmark) Bloomsbury
Leena Lehtolainen - Before I Go tr. Owen Witesman (F, Finland) AmazonCrossing
Jo Nesbo - The Thirst tr. Neil Smith (M, Norway) Harvill Secker


Torkil Damhaug - Certain Signs that You are Dead tr. Robert Ferguson (M, Norway) Headline
Anders de la Motte - The Silenced (apa Ultimatum (US)) tr. Neil Smith (M, Sweden) HarperCollins
Agnete Friis - What My Body Remembers tr. Lindy Falk Van Rooyen (F, Denmark) Soho Press
Johana Gustawsson - Block 46 tr. Maxim Jakubowski (F, France) Orenda Books
Arnaldur Indridason - The Shadow District tr. Victoria Cribb (M, Iceland) Harvill Secker
Viveca Sten - Guiltless tr. Marlaine Delargy (F, Sweden) AmazonCrossing
Lone Theils - Fatal Crossing tr. Charlotte Barslund (F, Denmark) Arcadia Books
Inger Wolf - Under a Black Sky (ebook) tr. Mark Kline (F, Denmark) People's Press


Christoffer Carlsson - Master, Liar, Traitor, Friend tr. Michael Gallagher (M, Sweden) Scribe
Hjorth-Rosenfeldt - The Silent Girl tr. Marlaine Delargy (M, Sweden) Century
Anne Holt - Offline (apa Odd Numbers (US)) tr. Anne Bruce (F, Norway) Corvus
Kristine Naess - Only Human tr. Sean Kinsella (F, Norway) Harvill Secker
Kristina Ohlsson - Buried Lies tr. Neil Smith (F, Sweden) Simon & Schuster
Gunnar Staalesen - Wolves in the Dark tr. Don Bartlett (M, Norway) Orenda Books


Arne Dahl - Watching You tr. Neil Smith (M, Sweden) Harvill Secker
Christoffer Carlsson - October is the coldest month tr. Rachel Willson-Broyles (M, Sweden) Scribe
Martin Holmén - Down for the Count tr. Henning Koch (M, Sweden) Pushkin Vertigo
Roslund & Hellstrom - Three Minutes tr. Elizabeth Clark Wessel (M, Sweden) Quercus
Inger Wolf - Dark September (ebook) tr. Mark Kline (F, Denmark) People's Press


Tove Alsterdal - The Forgotten Dead tr. Tiina Nunnally (F, Sweden) HarperCollins
Peter Hoeg - The Susan Effect tr. Martin Aitken (M, Denmark) Harvill Secker
Minna Lindgren - The Lavender Ladies Detective Agency: Escape from Sunset Grove tr. Kristian London (F, Finland) Pan
Fredrik T Olsson - Acts of Vanishing tr. Michael Gallagher (M, Sweden) Little Brown (Sphere)
Karolina Ramqvist - The White City tr. Saskia Vogel (F, Sweden) Grove Press UK


Jussi Adler-Olsen - The Scarred Woman tr. William Frost (M, Denmark) Quercus
David Lagercrantz - The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (Millennium V) tr. George Goulding (M,  Sweden) MacLehose Press
Hans Olav Lahlum - The Anthill Murders tr. Kari Dickson (M, Norway) Mantle
Jens Lapidus - Stockholm Delete tr. Alice Menzies (M, Sweden) Corvus
Jon Michelet - The Frozen Woman tr. Don Bartlett (M, Norway) No Exit Press


Elina Hirvonen - Whe Time Runs Out tr . Hildi Hawkins (F, Finland) Bonnier Zaffre
Henning Mankell - After the Fire tr. Marlaine Delargy (M, Sweden) Harvill Secker
Lilja Sigurdardottir - Snare tr. Quentin Bates (F, Iceland) Orenda Books
Antti Tuomainen - The Man Who Died tr. David Hackston (M, Finland) Orenda Books


Asa Avdic - The Dying Game tr. Rachel Willson-Broyles (F, Sweden) HarperCollins
Emma Ångström - The Man In The Wall tr. Dominic Hinde (F, Sweden), Bloodhound Books
Anne Holt - In Dust and Ashes tr. Anne Bruce (F, Norway) Corvus
Ragnar Jonasson - Whiteout tr. Quentin Bates (M, Iceland) Orenda Books
Leena Lehtolainen - Below the Surface tr. Owen Witesman (F, Finland) AmazonCrossing
Hakan Nesser - The Darkest Day tr. Sarah Death (M, Sweden) Mantle
Sofi Oksanen - Norma tr. tbc (F, Finland) Atlantic Books
Viveca Sten - Tonight You’re Dead tr. Marlaine Delargy (F, Sweden) AmazonCrossing
Jussi Valtonen - They Know Not What They Do tr. Kristian London (M, Finland) Oneworld


Emelie Schepp - Marked For Revenge tr. tbc (F, Sweden) HQ
Helene Tursten - Protected by the Shadows tr. Marlaine Delargy (F, Sweden) Soho Press

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