Monday, December 01, 2008


Hot news [see here] from Sweden that the prize for Best Crime Novel 2008 [Basta Svenska Kriminalroman] has gone to Johan Theorin for Nattfak.

Johan Theorin won last years prize for the Best First Novel with the brilliant Echoes from The Dead reviewed here.

The Martin Beck Award for the best overseas translated book goes to Andrea Maria Schenkel for Mordbyn. 

This book I think was published as Tannod in German, and The Murder Farm in English and reviewed here

Andrea Maria Schenkel was the first German writer to win the prestigious Deutscher-Krimi Preis in successive years with Tannod in 2007, and Kalteis in 2008. 
Ross Thomas won the International award in successive years in the 1980s. [Information from Krimileser]


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Schenkel was the first writer who won in the German category twice in a row, Back in the 80s Ross Thomas did the same in the Internation category.

And thank for the info.

8:48 AM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

Thanks krimileser, altered and attributed.

10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for this news, Norman. I am very much looking forward to that Theorin book, when it is translated.
I cannot say that The Murder Farm was really my cup of tea, though I enjoyed hearing the author and translator read from the book, and the author being interviewed by Peter Guttridge, earlier this year. I am very pleased for her that she won this prize.

Thanks for the news.

12:55 PM  

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