Monday, November 10, 2008


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. 


Blogger Karen (Euro Crime) said...

The second Theorin book will be out next year. The title and pub. date are in the publisher's catalogue. I'll look it up when I get back home.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Kerrie said...

Is the Peter Temple novel nominated BROKEN SHORE Norman?
Is there a site where I can see the nominations listed?

11:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the non-Swedish language prize I would go for Peter Temple. He is really something special.

For the other prize, I'm totally stuck between Theorin and Larsson, both of whom write books that I adore, they really get into the hidden, inner self (as does Temple).

11:57 AM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

Kerrie, here is the link and it under the 4/11/2008 update.

Mork Kust av: Peter Temple

Which I think translates as The Dark Coast? So it must be The Broken Shore.

Maxine, I must read some Asa Larsson and I hope that Nattfak is a sequel to Echoes with the same characters?

12:11 PM  
Blogger Karen (Euro Crime) said...

The Transworld catalogue lists 'Snowbound' by Johan Theorin for next July. I think the setting is the same but with different main characters though some of the minor characters may reappear (can't remember exactly what he said at Harrogate - Maxine?)

4:10 AM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

Thanks Maxine. No Gerloff ? That is a pity but I am looking forward to this one.

6:39 AM  

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