Sunday, April 23, 2023

Crime Fiction in Translation (International) Dagger Speculation (2023)

The CWA Dagger longlists were announced at the weekend so I thought I'd better, rather belatedly, put together the list of eligibles for the Crime Fiction in Translation (formerly the International) Dagger 2023. I'll post the Longlist separately.

So here are 86 translated crime novels published between 1 January 2022 and 31 December 2022, that I know about. Please let me know if I've missed any. In the list below I've also included the country of birth and gender of the author(s) plus the translator's name (where known) and the publisher.

Stats: The breakdown by gender is 50 Male and 34 Female and 2 Female and Male authors writing together. Authors are from 21 countries. The most represented country is Sweden (24) followed by Japan (8) and France (7) and Norway (7). Around 60 translators (including pairs of translators) brought you these titles, with at least 16 individuals having translated more than one. (I've put "tbc" when I cannot find the name of the translator.) 

Jussi Adler-Olsen - The Shadow Murders tr. William Frost (Denmark, M, Quercus) 
Maria Adolfsson - Wild Shores tr. Agnes Broomé (Sweden, F, Zaffre) 
Eva Björg Ægisdóttir  - Night Shadows tr. Victoria Cribb (Iceland, F, Orenda Books)
Stefan Ahnhem - The Final Nail  tr. Agnes Broomé (Sweden, M, Head of Zeus)
Tove Alsterdal - We Know You Remember tr. Alice Menzies (Sweden, F, Faber & Faber)
Friedrich Ani - Killing Happiness tr. Alexander Booth (Germany, M, Seagull Books London Ltd)
Lina Areklew - Death in Summer tr. Tara F Chace (Sweden, F, Canelo) 
Ewald Arenz - Tasting Sunlight tr. Rachel Ward (Germany, M, Orenda Books )
Morgan Audic - Good Reasons to Die Sam Taylor (France, M, Mountain Leopard Press)

Lina Bengtsdotter - For the Lost tr. Agnes Broomé (Sweden, F, Orion) 
Katarzyna Bonda - Conspiracy of Blood tr. Filip Sporczyk (Poland, F, Hodder & Stoughton)
Roxanne Bouchard - Whisper of the Seals tr. David Warriner (Canada, F, Orenda Books)
Marion Brunet - Vanda tr. Katherine Gregor (France, F, Bitter Lemon Press)
Simone Buchholz - River Clyde tr. Rachel Ward (Germany, F, Orenda Books)
Michel Bussi - The Red Notebook tr. Vineet Lal (France, M, W&N)
Gu Byeong-mo - The Old Woman With the Knife tr. Chi-Young Kim (South Korea, F, Canongate Books)

Donato Carrisi - The Whisperer's Game tr. Katherine Gregor (Italy, M, Little, Brown)
Javier Cercas - Even the Darkest Night tr. Anne McLean (Spain, M, MacLehose Press)
Zijin Chen - Bad Kids tr. Michelle Deeter (China, M, Pushkin Vertigo)

Kjell Ola Dahl - Little Drummer tr. Don Bartlett (Norway, M, Orenda Books)
Arne Dahl - You Are Next tr. Ian Giles (Sweden, M, Harvill Secker)
Luca D'Andrea - The Wanderer tr. Katherine Gregor (Italy, M, MacLehose Press)
Concita De Gregorio - The Missing Word tr. Clarissa Botsford (Italy, F, Europa Editions)
Anders de la Motte - Deeds of Autumn tr. Marlaine Delargy (Sweden, M ,Zaffre)
Anders de la Motte - Dead of Winter tr. Marlaine Delargy (Sweden, M ,Zaffre) 
Erri De Luca - Impossible tr. N S Thompson (Italy, M, Mountain Leopard Press)
Florian Dennisson - The List tr. ??? (France, M, Bloodhound Books)
Joël Dicker - The Enigma of Room 622 tr. Robert Bononno (Switzerland, M, MacLehose Press)

Katrine Engberg - The Harbour tr. Tara Chace (Denmark, F, Hodder & Stoughton)
Pascal Engman - Femicide tr. Michael Gallagher (Sweden, M, Legend Press)

Sebastian Fitzek - Walk Me Home tr. Jamie Bulloch (Germany, M, Head of Zeus)
Helene Flood - The Lover tr. Alison McCullough (Norway, F, MacLehose Press)
Natalia García Freire - This World Does Not Belong to Us tr. Victor Meadowcroft (Ecuador, F,  Oneworld Publications) 

Johana Gustawsson - The Bleeding tr. David Warriner (France, F, Orenda Books)

Anne Mette Hancock - The Corpse Flower tr. Tara Chace (Denmark, F, Swift Press)
Keigo Higashino - A Death in Tokyo tr. Giles Murray (Japan, M, Abacus)
Jorn Lier Horst - The Night Man tr. Anne Bruce (Norway, M, Michael Joseph)
Jorn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger - Unhinged tr. Megan Turney (Norway, M, Orenda Books)

Kotaro Isaka - Three Assassins tr. Sam Malissa (Japan, M, Harvill Secker)

Susanne Jansson - Winter Water tr. Rachel Willson-Broyles (Sweden, F, Hodder & Stoughton)
Ragnar Jonasson - Outside tr. Victoria Cribb (Iceland, M, Michael Joseph)

Anna Karolina - The Guilty One tr. Lisa Reinhardt (Sweden, F, Thomas & Mercer)
Anna Karolina - The Missing Man tr. Lisa Reinhardt (Sweden, F, Thomas & Mercer)
Lars Kepler - The Mirror Man tr. Alice Menzies (Sweden, F&M, Zaffre)

Camilla Lackberg & Henrik Fexeus - Trapped tr. Ian Giles (Sweden, F&M, HarperCollins)
David Lagercrantz - Dark Music tr. Ian Giles (Sweden, M, MacLehose Press)
Hervé le Tellier - The Anomaly tr. Adriana Hunter (France, M, Michael Joseph)
J M Lee - Broken Summer tr. An Seon Jae (Korea, M, Amazon Crossing)
Jónína Leósdóttir - Deceit tr. Quentin Bates (Iceland, F, Corylus Books)
Ruth Lillegraven - Blood Ties tr. Diane Oatley (Norway, F, AmazonCrossing)
Davide Longo - Young Beasts at Play tr. Silvester Mazzarella (Italy, M, MacLehose Press)

Seicho Matsumoto - Tokyo Express tr. Jesse Kirkwood (Japan, M, Penguin Classics)
Fernanda Melchor - Paradais tr. Sophie Hughes (Mexico, F, Fitzcarraldo Editions)
Deon Meyer - The Dark Flood tr. K L Seegers (South Africa, M, Hodder & Stoughton)
D A Mishani - Conviction tr. Jessica Cohen (Israel, M, riverrun)

Fuminori Nakamura - My Annihilation tr. Sam Bett (Japan, M, Soho Press) 
Niklas Natt och Dag - 1794: The City Between the Bridges tr. Ebba Segerberg (Sweden, M, Baskerville)
Hakan Nesser - The Axe Woman tr. Sarah Death (Sweden, M, Mantle) 
Olivier Norek - Breaking Point tr. Nick Caistor (France, M, MacLehose Press)

Sergio Olguin - There Are No Happy Loves tr. Miranda France (Argentina, M, Bitter Lemon Press)
Riku Onda - Fish Swimming in Dappled Sunlight tr. Alison Watts (Japan, F, Bitter Lemon Press)

Sólveig Pálsdóttir - Harm tr. Quentin Bates (Iceland, F, Corylus Books)

Oriana Ramunno - Ashes in the Snow tr. Katherine Gregor (Italy, F, HarperCollins)
Petra Rautianen - Land of Snow and Ashes tr. David Hackston (Finland, F, Pushkin Press)
Paula Rodríguez - Urgent Matters tr. Sarah Moses (Argentina, F, Pushkin Vertigo) 
Hans Rosenfeldt - Cry Wolf tr. Elizabeth Clark Wessel (Sweden, M, HarperCollins)
Anders Roslund - Sweet Dreams tr. Elizabeth Clark Wessel (Sweden, M, Harvill Secker)

Joachim B Schmidt - Kalmann tr. Jamie Lee Searle (Switzerland, M, Bitter Lemon Press)
Hansjorg Schneider - Silver Pebbles tr. Mike Mitchell (Switzerland, M, Bitter Lemon Press)
Lilja Sigurdardottir - Red as Blood tr. Quentin Bates (Iceland, F, Orenda Books)
Yrsa Sigurdardottir  - The Fallout tr. Victoria Cribb (Iceland, F, Hodder & Stoughton)
Gustaf Skördeman - Codename Faust tr. Ian Giles (Sweden, M, Zaffre)
Gunnar Staalesen - Bitter Flowers tr. Don Bartlett (Norway, M, Orenda Books)
Malin Stehn - Happy New Year tr. Rachel Willson-Broyles (Sweden, F, Penguin)
Viveca Sten - Buried in Secret tr. Marlaine Delargy (Sweden, F, AmazonCrossing)
Viveca Sten - Hidden in Snow tr. Marlaine Delargy (Sweden, F, AmazonCrossing)

Akimitsu Takagi - The Tattoo Murder tr. Deborah Boehm  (Japan, M, Pushkin Vertigo)
Kaoru Takamura - Lady Joker, Volume 1 tr. Allison Markin Powell & Marie Iida (Japan, F, Baskerville) Antti Tuomainen - The Moose Paradox tr. David Hackston (Finland, M, Orenda Books)

Silje O Ulstein - Reptile Memoirs tr. Alison McCullough (Norway, F, Grove Press UK)
Christian Unge - A Grain of Truth tr. George Goulding & Sarah De Senarclens (Sweden, M, MacLehose Press)

Gerwin van der Werf - The Hitchhiker (ebook only) tr. David Colmer (Holland, M, Text Publishing)
Ferdinand von Schirach - Punishment tr. Katharina Hall (Germany, M, Baskerville)

A Yi - Wake Me Up at Nine in the Morning tr. Nicky Harman (China, M, Oneworld Publications)
Seishi Yokomizo - Gokumon Island tr. Louise Heal Kawai (Japan, M, Pushkin Vertigo)
Zhang Yueran - Cocoon tr. Jeremy Tiang (China, M, World Editions Ltd)

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