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The Petrona Award 2015 Shortlist

Six high-quality crime novels from Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden have just been shortlisted for the Petrona Award 2015 for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year.

The winning title will be announced at the annual international crime fiction event CrimeFest, held in Bristol 14-17 May 2015, and presented by the Godmother of modern Scandinavian crime fiction, Maj Sjöwall.

The shortlist:

The Hummingbird by Kati Hiekkapelto, translated by David Hackston
The Hunting Dogs by Jørn Lier Horst, translated by Anne Bruce
Reykjavik Nights by Arnaldur Indriðason, translated by Victoria Cribb
The Human Flies by Hans Olav Lahlum, translated by Kari Dickson
Falling Freely, As If In A Dream by Leif G W Persson, translated by Paul Norlen
The Silence of the Sea by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, translated by Victoria Cribb

Leading Scandinavian crime fiction expert and judge Barry Forshaw said “The Petrona Award goes from strength to strength, with both winners and shortlisted authors representing the very finest in the Nordic Noir genre”.

Previous winners of the Petrona Award are Liza Marklund for Last Will, translated by Neil Smith and Linda, As In The Linda Murder by Leif G W Persson also translated by Neil Smith.

For more information, head over to the Petrona Award website.

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