The list of nominees for the 2008 Martin Beck Prize for non Swedish language crime fiction books is very strong, with Robert Harris, John Le Carre, Anna Maria Schenkel, Peter Temple and Deon Meyer. Last year 2007 this award was won by Thomas H. Cook with Red Leaves.
The Basta svenska kriminalroman nominees include previous winner Asa Larsson, previous nominee Arne Dahl and the winner of the Basta svenska debut for 2007, Johan Theorin.
Johan Theorin won the best first mystery novel prize with Echoes From The Dead [published as Skumtimmen in Swedish] reviews here and here and here.
He has now been nominated for Nattfak, his second crime fiction novel, which hopefully will be available in English next year.
Last year the Basta svenska kriminalroman was won by Hakan Nesser, for the third time; previous winners include two time winners Ake Edwardson, Henning Mankell, Leif G.W.Persson and Inger Frimansson as well as Stieg Larsson, and Kjell Eriksson.