>BEST SWEDISH CRIME NOVELS: STOP PRESS THE WINNERS

Posted: November 30, 2009 in Uncategorized

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The winner of the Best Swedish Crime novel of 2009 is Tre Sekunder [Three Seconds] by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom.

The crime writing duo were nominated for this award in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Borge Hellstrom is an ex -criminal who helps rehabilitate young offenders and drug addicts.

Anders Roslund is the founder and former head of Culture News on Swedish Television, and was a prize winning investigative reporter on Rapport , the Swedish equivalent of CNN and the BBC.

The Martin Beck Award for translated fiction went to Bleeding Heart Square by Andrew Taylor.

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