Tuesday, December 11, 2018

International Dagger Speculation (2019)

It's time to consider the titles eligible for the 2019 CWA International Dagger.

Here's the list of translated crime novels published between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019 ie the period of eligibility. There's 98* so far (cf 110 last year).

*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 63 Male, 34 Female, 1 Male & Female team.
Authors are from 22 countries. The most represented country is Sweden (24) followed by Italy (12) and Germany (10).
Over 70 translators (including pairs of translators) brought you these titles, with at least 14 individuals having translated more than one. (I've put "tbc" when I cannot find the name of the translator.)

NB. The CWA website has the list of official submissions

As it's December I've put 2018's titles in one list and only 2019's by month:

April 2018 - December 2018

Boris Akunin - Black City (Russia, M) (tr. Andrew Bromfield, W&N)

Alex Beer - The Second Rider (Austria, F) (tr. Tim Mohr, World Noir)
Lina Bengtsdotter - For the Missing (Sweden, F) (tr. Agnes Broome, Orion)
Jonas Bonnier - The Helicopter Heist (Sweden, M)(tr. Alice Menzies, Zaffre)
Oliver Bottini - A Summer of Murder (Germany, M) (tr. Jamie Bulloch, MacLehose Press)
Riccardo Bruni - The Hawthorne Season (Italy, M) (tr. Hillary Locke, AmazonCrossing)
Karin Brynard - Weeping Waters (South Africa, F) (tr. Maya Fowler and Isobel Dixon, World Noir)
Michel Bussi - Time is a Killer (France, M) (tr. Shaun Whiteside, W&N)

Bernadette Calonego - The Stranger on the Ice (Switzerland, F) (tr. Gerald Chapple, AmazonCrossing)
Christoffer Carlsson - The Thin Blue Line (Sweden, M) (tr. Michael Gallagher, Scribe)
Gianrico Carofiglio - The Cold Summer (Italy, M) (tr. Howard Curtis, Bitter Lemon Press)

Kjell Ola Dahl - The Ice Swimmer (Norway, M) (tr. Don Bartlett, Orenda Books)
Sandrone Dazieri - Kill the Angel (Italy, M) (tr. Anthony Shugaar, Simon & Schuster)
Giancarlo De Cataldo & Carlo Bonini - The Night of Rome (Italy, M & M) (tr. Antony Shugaar, Europa Editions)
Maurizio De Giovanni - Nameless Serenade (Italy, M) (tr. Antony Shugaar, World Noir)
Virginie Despentes - Vernon Subutex Two (France, F) (tr. Frank Wynne, MacLehose Press)

Marc Elsberg - Zero (Austria, M) (tr. Simon Pare, Doubleday)
Caroline Eriksson - The Watcher (Sweden, F) (tr. Tara F Chace, AmazonCrossing)
Ramon Diaz Eterovic - Angels & Loners (Chile, M) (tr. Patrick Blaine, AmazonCrossing)

Karin Fossum - The Whisperer (Norway, F) (tr. Kari Dickson, Harvill Secker)

Frank Goldammer - The Air Raid Killer (Germany, M) (tr. Steve Anderson, AmazonCrossing)
Frank Goldammer - A Thousand Devils (Germany, M) (tr. Steve Anderson, AmazonCrossing)
Johana Gustawsson - Keeper (France, F) (tr. Maxim Jakubowski, Orenda Books)

Zhou Haohui - Death Notice (China, M) (tr. Zac Haluza, Head of Zeus)
Sophie Henaff - Stick Together (France, F) (tr. Sam Gordon, MacLehose Press)
Nir Hezroni - Last Instructions (Israel, M) (tr. Steven Cohen, Point Blank)
Keigo Higashino - Newcomer (Japan, M) (tr. Giles Murray, Little, Brown)
Martin Holmen - Slugger (Sweden, M) (tr. Annie Prime, Pushkin Vertigo)
Jorn Lier Horst - The Katharina Code (Norway, M) (tr. Anne Bruce, Michael Joseph)

Susanne Jansson - The Forbidden Place (Sweden, F) (tr. Rachel Willson-Broyles, Mulholland Books)
You-Jeong Jeong - The Good Son (South Korea, F) (tr. Chi-Young Kim, Little, Brown)

Robert Karjel - After the Monsoon (Sweden, M) (tr. Nancy Pick & Robert Karjel, HarperCollins)
Lars Kepler - The Rabbit Hunter (Sweden, M & F) (tr. Neil Smith, HarperCollins)
Pol Koutsakis - Baby Blue (Greece, M) (tr. Anne-Marie Stanton-Ife, Bitter Lemon Press)
Volker Kutscher - Goldstein (Germany, M) (tr. Niall Sellar, Sandstone)

Jens Lapidus - Top Dog (Sweden, M) (tr. Alice Menzies, Vintage Crime)
Antoine Laurain - Smoking Kills (France, M) (tr. Louise Rogers Lalaurie, Gallic Books)
Leena Lehtolainen - Derailed (Finland, F) (Owen F Witesman, AmazonCrossing)
Pierre Lemaitre - Inhuman Resources (France, M) (tr. Sam Gordon, MacLehose Press)
Marc Levy - The Last of the Stanfields (France, M) (tr. Daniel Wasserman, AmazonCrossing)
Minna Lindgren - The Lavender Ladies Detective Agency: The End of Sunset Grove (Finland, F) (tr. Kristian London, Pan)
Walter Lucius - Angel in the Shadows (Holland, M) (tr. Lorraine T Miller & Laura Vroomen, Michael Joseph)

Franco Marks - Blood in the Snow (Italy, M) (tr.  Richard McKenna, Aria)
Deon Meyer - The Woman in the Blue Cloak (South Africa, M) (tr. K L Seegers, Hodder)
Zygmunt  Miloszewski - Priceless (Poland, M) (tr. Antonia Lloyd-Jones, AmazonCrossing)
Emiliano Monge - Among the Lost (Mexico, M) (tr. Frank Wynne, Scribe UK)

Fuminori Nakamura - Cult X (Japan, M) (tr. Kalau Almony, Soho Press)
Jo Nesbo - Macbeth (Norway, M) (tr. Don Bartlett, Hogarth)
Hakan Nesser - The Root of Evil (Sweden, M) (tr. Sarah Death, Mantle)
Elisabeth Noreback - Tell Me You're Mine (Sweden, F) (tr. Elizabeth Clark Wessel, Allison & Busby)

Kristina Ohlsson - The Lies We Tell (Sweden, F) (tr. Neil Smith, Simon & Schuster)
Martin Osterdahl - Ask No Mercy (Sweden, M) (tr. Peter Sean Woltemade, AmazonCrossing)

Andreas Pfluger - A Shadow Falls (Germany, M) (tr. Astrid Freuler, Head of Zeus)

Marc Raabe - Homesick (Germany, M) (tr. Isabel Adey, Zaffre)
Melanie Raabe - The Stranger Upstairs (Germany, F) (tr. Imogen Taylor, Pan)
Cay Rademacher - The Forger (Germany, M) (tr. Peter Millar, Arcadia)
Dolores Redondo - All This I Will Give to You (Spain, F) (tr. Michael Meigs, AmazonCrossing)
Ane Riel - Resin (Denmark, F) (tr. Charlotte Barslund, Doubleday)

Roberto Saviano - The Piranhas (Italy, M) (tr. Antony Shugaar, Picador)
Emelie Schepp - Slowly We Die (UK: ebook only) (Sweden, F) (tr. Suzanne Martin Cheadle, HQ, HarperCollins)
Lilja Sigurdardottir - Trap (Iceland, F) (tr. Quentin Bates, Orenda Books)
Yrsa Sigurdardottir - The Reckoning (Iceland, F) (tr. Victoria Cribb, Hodder & Stoughton)
Gunnar Staalesen - Big Sister (Norway, M) (tr. Don Bartlett, Orenda Books)
Jesper Stein - Unrest (Denmark, M) (tr. David Young, Mirror Books)
Viveca Sten - In Harm's Way (Sweden, F) (tr. Marlaine Delargy, AmazonCrossing)
Viveca Sten - In the Heat of the Moment (Sweden, F) (tr. Marlaine Delargy, AmazonCrossing)
Martin Suter - The Last Weynfeldt (Switzerland, M) (tr. Steph Morris, No Exit Press)

Michael Theurillat - Death in Summer (Switzerland, M) (tr. Ayca Türkoglu, Zaffre)
Olga Tokarczuk - Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead (Poland, F) (tr. Antonia Lloyd-Jones, Fitzcarraldo Editions)
Antti Tuomainen - Palm Beach, Finland (Finland, M) (tr. David Hackston, Orenda Books)

Valerio Varesi - The Lizard Strategy (Italy, M) (tr. Joseph Farrell, MacLehose Press)
Marco Vichi - Ghosts of the Past (Italy, M) (tr. Stephen Sartarelli, Hodder)

Inger Wolf - Frost and Ashes (Denmark, F) (tr. Mark Kline, People's Press)
Inger Wolf - Songbird (ebook only) (Denmark, F) (tr. tbc, People's Press)

January 2019

Dov Alfon - A Long Night in Paris (Israel, M) (tr. Daniella Zamir, MacLehose Press)
Arne Dahl - Hunted (Sweden, M) (tr. Neil Smith, Harvill Secker)
Leena Lehtolainen - Where Have All the Young Girls Gone (Finland, F) (tr. Owen F Witesman, AmazonCrossing)
Mariette Lindstein - The Cult on Fog Island (Sweden, F) (tr. tbc, HQ)
Agustin Martinez - Village of the Lost Girls (Spain, M) (tr. Frank Wynne, Quercus)
Soji Shimada - Murder in the Crooked House (Japan, M) (tr. Louise Heal Kawai, Pushkin Vertigo)
Soren Sveistrup - The Chestnut Man (Denmark, M) (tr. Caroline Waight, Michael Joseph)

February 2019

Simone Buchholz - Beton Rouge (Germany, F) (tr. Rachel Ward, Orenda Books)
Andrea Camilleri - The Overnight Kidnapper (Italy, M) (tr. Stephen Sartarelli, Mantle)
Thomas Enger - Inborn (Norway, M) (tr. Kari Dickson, Orenda Books)
Mariette Lindstein - The Shadow of the Cult (Sweden, F) (tr. tbc, HQ)
Valerio Massimo Manfredi - Wolves of Rome (Italy, M) (tr. Christine Feddersen Manfredi, Pan)
Bernard Minier - Night (France, M) (tr. tbc, Mulholland Books)
Niklas Natt och Dag - The Wolf and the Watchman (Sweden, M) (tr. Ebba Segerberg, John Murray)
Mads Peder Nordbo - The Girl Without Skin (Denmark, M) (tr. Charlotte Barslund, Text Publishing)
Jan-Philipp Sendker - The Far Side of the Night (Germany, M)(tr. tbc, Polygon)
Helene Tursten - Hunting Game (Sweden, F) (tr. Paul Norlen, Soho Press)
Ilaria Tuti - Flowers Over the Inferno (Italy, F) (tr. Ekin Oklap, W&N)

March 2019

Samuel Bjork - The Boy in the Headlights (Norway, M) (tr. Charlotte Barslund, Doubleday)
Kjell Ola Dahl - The Courier (Norway, M) (tr. Don Bartlett, Orenda Books)
Camilla Grebe - After She's Gone (Sweden, F) (tr. Elizabeth Clark Wessel, Zaffre)
Stina Jackson - The Silver Road (Sweden, F) (tr. Susan Beard, Corvus)
Hideo Yokoyama - Prefecture D (Japan, M) (tr. tbc, riverrun)
Joakim Zander - The Friend (Sweden, M) (tr. Elizabeth Clark Wessel, Head of Zeus)

Also published but ineligible - Short Story collections

Andrea Camilleri - Death at Sea (tr. Stephen Sartarelli )
Hakan Nesser - Intrigo (tr. tbc)
Teresa Solana - The First Prehistoric Serial Killer and other stories (tr. Peter Bush)
Helene Tursten - An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good (tr. Marlaine Delargy)

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