Sunday, January 28, 2018

International Dagger Speculation (2018)

It's time to consider the titles eligible for the 2018 CWA International Dagger.

Here's the list of translated crime novels published between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018 ie the period of eligibility. There's 110* so far.

*as usual this total includes titles published by AmazonCrossing. I am not sure if these count as UK publications for the CWA Dagger however I imagine people interested in this list will also be interested in these books. 

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. You can subscribe to this list through RSS.

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


The breakdown by gender is 73 Male, 36 Female, 2 Male & Female teams.
Authors are from 22 countries. The most represented country is Sweden (25) followed by France (13), Norway (11) and Finland (10).
71 translators (including pairs of translators) brought you these titles, with 21 individuals having translated more than one, with Neil Smith and Marlaine Delargy having translated 5 each.

NB. The CWA website has the list of official submissions

I usually list these by month but as it's already 2018, I've put 2017's titles in one list and only 2018's by month:

April 2017 - December 2017

Jussi Adler-Olsen - The Scarred Woman (Denmark, M) (tr. William Frost, Quercus)
Boris Akunin - All The World's A Stage (Russia, M) (tr. Andrew Bromfield, W&N)
Tove Alsterdal - The Forgotten Dead (Sweden, F) (tr. Tiina Nunnally, HarperCollins)
Emma Angstrom - The Man In The Wall (Sweden, F) (tr. Dominic Hinde, Bloodhound Books)
Asa Avdic - The Dying Game (Sweden, F) (tr. Rachel Willson-Broyles, HarperCollins)

Laurent Binet - The 7th Function of Language (France, M) (tr. Sam Taylor, Harvill Secker)
Samuel Bjork - The Owl Always Hunts at Night (Norway, M) (tr. Charlotte Barslund, Doubleday)
Michel Bussi - Don't Let Go (France, M) (tr. Sam Taylor, W&N)

Andrea Camilleri - A Nest of Vipers (Italy, M) (tr. Stephen Sartarelli, Mantle)
Christoffer Carlsson - Master, Liar, Traitor, Friend (Sweden, M) (tr. Michael Gallagher, Scribe)
Donato Carrisi - The Girl in the Fog (Italy, M) (tr. Howard Curtis, Abacus)

Arne Dahl - Watching You (Sweden, M) (tr. Neil Smith, Harvill Secker)
K O Dahl - Faithless (Norway, M) (tr. Don Bartlett, Orenda Books)
Torkil Damhaug - Certain Signs that You are Dead (Norway, M) (tr. Robert Ferguson, Headline)
Luca D'Andrea - The Mountain (Italy, M) (tr. Howard Curtis, MacLehose Press)
Frederic Dard - The King of Fools (France, M) (tr. Lousie Rogers Lalaurie, Pushkin Vertigo)
Polina Dashkova - Madness Treads Lightly (Russia, F) (tr. Marian Schwartz, AmazonCrossing)
Giancarlo De Cataldo & Carlo Bonini - Suburra (Italy, M & M) (tr. Antony Shugaar, Europa Editions)
Maurizio De Giovanni - Glass Souls (Italy, M) (tr. Antony Shugaar, Europa Editions)
Anders de la Motte - The Silenced (apa Ultimatum)) (Sweden, M) (tr. Neil Smith, HarperCollins)

Ramon Diaz Eterovic - Dark Echoes of the Past (Chile, M) (tr. Patrick Blaine, AmazonCrossing)

Agnete Friis - What My Body Remembers (Denmark, F) (tr. Lindy Falk Van Rooyen, Soho Press)

Santiago Gamboa - Return to the Dark Valley (Colombia, M) (tr. Howard Curtis, Europa Editions)
Pascal Garnier - Low Heights (France, M) (tr. Melanie Florence, Gallic Books)
Laurent Gaude - Hell's Gate (France, M) (tr. Emily Boyce & Jane Aitken, Gallic Books)
Philippe Georget - Crimes of Winter (France, M) (tr.Steven Randall, Europa Editions)
Malin Persson Giolito - Quicksand (Sweden, F) (tr. Rachel Willson-Broyles, Simon & Schuster)
Johana Gustawsson - Block 46 (France, F) (tr. Maxim Jakubowski, Orenda Books)
Amir Gutfreund - Last Bullet Calls It (Israel, M) (tr. Yardenne Greenspan & Evan Fallenberg,  AmazonCrossing)

Karo Hamalainen - Cruel is the Night (Finland, M) (tr. Owen Witesman, Soho Press)
Abdelilah Hamdouchi - Bled Dry (Morocco, M) (tr. Benjamin Smith, Hoopoe)
Lotte and Soren Hammer - The Lake (Denmark, F & M) (tr. Charlotte Barslund, Bloomsbury)
Sophie Henaff - The Awkward Squad (France, F) (tr. Sam Gordon)
Nir Hezroni - Three Envelopes (Israel, M) (tr. Steven Cohen, Point Blank)
Elina Hirvonen - When Time Runs Out (Finland, F) (tr. Hildi Hawkins, Zaffre)
Hjorth-Rosenfeldt - The Silent Girl (Sweden, M & M) (tr. Marlaine Delargy, Century)
Peter Hoeg - The Susan Effect (Denmark, M) (tr. Martin Aitken, Harvill Secker)
Martin Holmen - Down for the Count (Sweden, M) (tr. Henning Koch, Pushkin Vertigo)
Anne Holt - Offline (apa Odd Numbers) (Norway, F) (tr. Anne Bruce, Corvus)
Anne Holt - In Dust and Ashes (Norway, F) (tr. Anne Bruce, Corvus)
Tetsuya Honda - Soul Cage (Japan, M) (tr. Giles Murray, Titan Books)

Arnaldur Indridason - The Shadow District (Iceland, M) (tr. Victoria Cribb, Harvill Secker)

Ragnar Jonasson - Whiteout (Iceland, M) (tr. Quentin Bates, Orenda Books)

Volker Kutscher - The Silent Death (Germany, M) (tr. Niall Sellar, Sandstone)

David Lagercrantz - The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (Millennium V) (Sweden, M) (tr. George Goulding,  MacLehose Press)
Nicola Lagioia - Ferocity (Italy, M) (tr. Antony Shugaar, Europa Editions)
Hans Olav Lahlum - The Anthill Murders (Norway, M) (tr. Kari Dickson, Mantle)
Jens Lapidus - Stockholm Delete (Sweden, M) (tr. Alice Menzies, Corvus)
Herve Le Corre - After the War (France, M) (tr. Sam Taylor, MacLehose Press)
Leena Lehtolainen - Below the Surface (Finland, F) (tr. Owen Witesman, AmazonCrossing)
Leena Lehtolainen - Before I Go (Finland, F) (tr. Owen Witesman, AmazonCrossing)
Pierre Lemaitre - Three Days and a Life (France, M) (tr. Frank Wynne, MacLehose Press)
Minna Lindgren - The Lavender Ladies Detective Agency: Escape from Sunset Grove (Finland, F) (tr. Kristian London, Pan)
Jordi Llobregat - The Secret of Vesalius (Spain, M) (tr. Thomas Bunstead, Riverrun)

Henning Mankell - After the Fire (Sweden, M) (tr. Marlaine Delargy, Harvill Secker)
Deon Meyer - Fever (South Africa, M) (tr. K L Seegers, Hodder)
Jon Michelet - The Frozen Woman (Norway, M) (tr. Don Bartlett, Oldcastle Books)
Kanae Minato - Penance (Japan, F) (tr. Philip Gabriel, Mulholland Books)
Quentin Mouron - Three Drops of Blood and A Cloud of Cocaine (Switzerland, M) (tr. W Donald Wilson, Bitter Lemon Press)

Kristine Naess - Only Human (Norway, F) (tr. Sean Kinsella, Harvill Secker)
Fuminori Nakamura - The Boy in the Earth (Japan, M) (tr. Allison Markin Powell, Soho Press)
Jo Nesbo - The Thirst (Norway, M) (tr. Neil Smith, Harvill Secker)
Hakan Nesser - The Darkest Day (Sweden, M) (tr. Sarah Death, Mantle)

Kristina Ohlsson - Buried Lies (Sweden, F) (tr. Neil Smith, Simon & Schuster)
Sofi Oksanen - Norma (Finland, F) (tr. Owen F Witesman, Atlantic Books)
Fredrik T Olsson - Acts of Vanishing (tr. Sweden, M) (tr. Michael Gallagher, Sphere)

Leonardo Padura - Heretics (Cuba, M) (tr. Anna Kushner, Bitter Lemon Press)
Andreas Pfluger - In the Dark (Germany, M) (tr. Shaun Whiteside, Head of Zeus)

Marc Raabe - The Shock (Germany, M) (tr. Caroline Waight, Manilla (Bonnier))
Karolina Ramqvist - The White City (Sweden, F) (tr. Saskia Vogel, Grove Press UK)
Dolores Redondo - Offering to the Storm (Spain, F) (tr. Nick Caistor & Lorenza Garcia, HarperCollins)
Roslund-Hellstrom - Three Minutes (Sweden, M & M) (tr. Elizabeth Clark Wessel, Quercus)
Jean-Christophe Rufin - Checkpoint (France, M) (tr. Alison Anderson, Europa Editions)

Emelie Schepp - Marked For Revenge (Sweden, F) (tr. Suzanne Martin Cheadle, HQ)
Lilja Sigurdardottir - Snare (Iceland, F)  (tr. Quentin Bates, Orenda Books)
Gunnar Staalesen - Wolves in the Dark (Norway, M) (tr. Don Bartlett, Orenda Books)
Viveca Sten Guiltless - (Sweden, F) (tr. Marlaine Delargy, AmazonCrossing)
Viveca Sten - Tonight You're Dead (Sweden, F) (tr. Marlaine Delargy, AmazonCrossing)

Lone Theils - Fatal Crossing (Denmark, F) (tr. Charlotte Barslund, Arcadia Books)
Antti Tuomainen - The Man Who Died (Finland, M) (tr. David Hackston, Orenda Books)
Helene Tursten - Protected by the Shadows (Sweden, F) (tr. Marlaine Delargy, Soho Press)

Jussi Valtonen - They Know Not What They Do (Finland, M) (tr. Kristian London, Oneworld)
Fred Vargas - The Accordionist (France, F) (tr. Sian Reynolds, Harvill Secker)
Elena Varvello - Can you hear me? (Italy, F) (tr. Alex Valente, Two Roads)

Inger Wolf - Under a Black Sky (Denmark, F) (tr. Mark Kline, People's Press)
Inger Wolf - Dark September (Denmark, F) (tr. Mark Kline, People's Press)

January 2018

Stefan Ahnhem - Eighteen Below (Sweden, M) (tr. Rachel Willson-Broyles, Head of Zeus)
Oliver Bottini - Zen and the Art of Murder (Germany, M) (tr. Jamie Bulloch, MacLehose Press)
Andrea Camilleri - The Pyramid of Mud (Italy, M) (tr. Stephen Sartarelli, Mantle)
Mario Giordano - Auntie Poldi and the Fruits of the Lord (Germany, M) (tr. John Brownjohn, John Murray)
Mons Kallentoft - Earth Storm (Sweden, M) (tr. Neil Smith, Hodder)
Dirk Kurbjuweit - Fear (Germany, M) (tr. Imogen Taylor, Orion)
Sabri Luatah - Savages: The Wedding (France, M) (tr. Gavin Bowd, Corsair)
Leila Slimani - Lullaby (apa The Perfect Nanny) (Morocco, F)(tr. Sam Taylor, Faber & Faber)
Anton Svensson - Made In Sweden Part 2: The Sons (Sweden, M & M) (tr. Hildred Crill, Sphere)
Nicolas Verdan - The Greek Wall (Switzerland, M) (tr. W. Donald Wilson, Bitter Lemon Press)

February 2018

Paul Colize - Back Up (Belgium, M) (tr. Louise Lalaurie, Point Blank)
Thomas Enger - Killed (Norway, M) (tr. Kari Dickson, Orenda Books)
Camilla Lackberg - The Girl in the Woods (Sweden, F) (tr. Tiina Nunnally, HarperCollins)
Elmer Mendoza - Name of the Dog (Mexico, M) (tr. Mark Fried, MacLehose Press)
Ahmed Saadawi - Frankenstein in Bagdad (Iraq, M) (tr. Jonathan Wright, Oneworld)
Hideo Yokoyama - Seventeen (Japan, M) (tr. Louise Heal Kawai, riverrun)

March 2018

Peter Beck - Damnation (Switzerland, M) (tr. Jamie Bulloch, Point Blank)
Roxanne Bouchard - We Were the Salt of the Sea (Canada, F) (tr. David Warriner, Orenda Books)
Melba Escobar - House of Beauty (Colombia, F) (tr. Elizabeth Bryer, Fourth Estate)
Lotte and Soren Hammer - The Night Ferry (Denmark, F & M) (tr. Charlotte Barslund, Bloomsbury)
Arnaldur Indridason - The Shadow Killer (Iceland, M) (tr. Victoria Cribb, Harvill Secker)
Ragnar Jonasson - The Darkness (Iceland, M) (tr. Victoria Cribb, Penguin)
Leena Lehtolainen - The Nightingale Murder (Finland, F) (tr. Owen F Witesman, AmazonCrossing)
Harri Nykanen - Holy Ceremony (Finland) M (tr. Kristian London, Bitter Lemon Press)
Yrsa Sigurdardottir - The Reckoning (Iceland, F) (tr. Victoria Cribb, Hodder & Stoughton) (Moved to May 2018)

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