Sunday, May 14, 2023

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

The CWA Dagger Shortlists were announced on Friday at CrimeFest. As mentioned before, 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 shortlist is below and you can check out the longlist, and also my extensive but not exhaustive list of eligible titles here.

Winners will be announced 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)
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)

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

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