Monday, April 24, 2023

CWA Dagger Awards 2023 - Longlist for the Crime Fiction in Translation Dagger

The CWA Dagger Longlists were announced over the weekend. The most important one to me is the Crime Fiction in Translation Dagger, formerly the International Dagger for which I was a judge over ten years ago now. 

The longlist is below and you can check out my extensive but not exhaustive list of eligible titles here.

Shortlists will be announced at CrimeFest on 12 May and the winners on 6 July at the CWA Awards Dinner.


Morgan Audic - Good Reasons to Die Sam Taylor (France, M, Mountain Leopard Press)
Michel Bussi - The Red Notebook tr. Vineet Lal (France, M, W&N)
Javier Cercas - Even the Darkest Night tr. Anne McLean (Spain, M, MacLehose Press)
Zijin Chen - Bad Kids tr. Michelle Deeter (China, M, Pushkin Vertigo)
Erri De Luca - Impossible tr. N S Thompson (Italy, M, Mountain Leopard Press)
Pascal Engman - Femicide tr. Michael Gallagher (Sweden, M, Legend Press)
Johana Gustawsson - The Bleeding tr. David Warriner (France, F, Orenda Books)
Anne Mette Hancock - The Corpse Flower tr. Tara Chace (Denmark, F, Swift Press)
Hervé le Tellier - The Anomaly tr. Adriana Hunter (France, M, Michael Joseph)
Deon Meyer - The Dark Flood tr. K L Seegers (South Africa, M, Hodder & Stoughton)
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)

Other longlists can be viewed on the CWA Website by clicking on the individual categories.

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