Archive for November 20, 2011

The svenska översatta kriminalroman [Martin Beck Award] for 2011 has been won by Denise Mina with The End of the Wasp Season. This award has been won previously by some of the elite of the crime writing  world including Deon Meyer [shortlisted again this year], Andrew Taylor, Arnaldur Indridason, Karin Fossum, Alexander McCall Smith and Thomas H. Cook.

Best Swedish Crime Novel 2011

Posted: November 20, 2011 in Book Awards, Sweden

Arne Dahl has won the award for Best Swedish Crime Novel 2011 with Viskelen [Chinese Whispers]. I hope this means we will get some more of his books translated into English. Viskelen is the first part in a new quartet of books about international crime and the controversial Europol unit formed to combat it, more details here.

My review of Misterioso, Arne Dahl’s first book in the Intercrime series, translated by Tiina Nunnally.