The 2015 Petrona Award Shortlist coming soon…….

Posted: March 24, 2015 in Uncategorized

The shortlist for the 2015 Petrona Award, for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel published in English in 2014, will be announced on P1010564Thursday 26 March. This award is made in memory of my good friend Maxine Clarke, who tragically died in 2012 and was a tireless promoter of good Scandinavian crime fiction, and who provided both inspiration and encouragement  to so many bloggers.

I haven’t been reading as much Nordic crime fiction lately, but I did read several excellent novels last year that are eligible for the award. I would be very surprised if at least one of the following didn’t make that shortlist:

The Hunting Dogs: Jorn Lier Horst translator Anne Bruce

The G File Hakan Nesser translator Laurie Thompson

Borderline: Liza Marklund translator Neil Smith

Falling Freely As If In A Dream: Leif G.W.Persson translator Paul Norlen

The Second Deadly Sin: Asa Larsson translator Laurie Thompson

[photo of Maxine at Crime Fest with one of her favourite translators Don Bartlett]

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