PETRONA AWARD. Six crime novels from Iceland, Norway and Sweden have been shortlisted for the 2021 Petrona Award for Outstanding Scandinavian Crime Fiction, posted September 30. The Petrona Award is open to crime fiction in translation, either written by a Scandinavian author or set in Scandinavia, and published in the UK in the previous calendar year.
A Necessary Death by Anne Holt, translated by Anne Bruce (Corvus; Norway)
Death Deserved by Jørn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger, translated by Anne Bruce (Orenda Books; Norway)
The Secret Life Of Mr. Roos by Håkan Nesser, translated by Sarah Death (Mantle; Sweden)
To Cook A Bear by Mikael Niemi, translated by Deborah Bragan-Turner (MacLehose Press; Sweden)
The Seven Doors by Agnes Ravatn, translated by Rosie Hedger (Orenda Books; Norway)
Gallows Rock by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, translated by Victoria Cribb (Hodder & Stoughton; Iceland)
The winning title, usually announced at the international crime fiction convention CrimeFest, will now be announced November 4. The winning author and the translator of the winning title will both receive a cash prize, and the winning author will receive a full pass to and a guaranteed panel at CrimeFest 2022.
AMAZON PUBLISHING NEW VOICES AWARD. The finalists have been announced for the Amazon Publishing New Voices Award, which is a crime fiction award handed out at the Capital Crime festival in London. “Amazon Publishing New Voices Award finalists for 2021 announced” at Shotsmag Confidential. The Capital Crime advisory board along with Amazon Publishing editor, Victoria Haslam & Thomas & Mercer author, Tariq Ashkanani will decide on the winner.
The shortlists were decided by Capital Crime’s advisory board of authors, industry leaders and reviewers. Festival passholders and Capital Crime Book Club members will vote on the winners, which will be announced on October 13.
CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR
Find Them Dead by Peter James
Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha
Bryant & May – Oranges and Lemons by Christopher Fowler