Tuesday, November 03, 2009


With many thanks to Dorte H. Jakobsen of DJS Krimiblog for the translation.

"Svenska deckarakademin" [the Swedish Crime Academy] have selected the nominees for this year's best translated crime novel-the Martin Beck Award- and the best Swedish crime novel.

Nominated for best Swedish crime novel are:
[Swedish titles translated by Dorte]

Ingrid Hedstrom: Flickoma i Villette [The Girls in Villette]- Alfabeta

Tove Klackenberg: Domd pa forhand [Judged in Advance]-Alfabeta

Hakan Nesser: Maskama pa Carmine Street [The Worms in Carmine Street]- Albert Bonniers forlag

Anders Roslund & Borge Hellstrom: Tre sekunder [Three Seconds] - Piratforlaget

Veronica von Schenck: Kretsen [The Circle]- Ordfront

Hakan Nesser [in the photo above with Petrona blogger Maxine Clarke] has won the award no less than three times with En helt annan historia, 2007 [Quite Another Story], Kvinna med foldelsemarke, 1996 [Woman with Birthmark], and Borkmanns punkt, 1994 [Borkmann's Point]. Furthermore he was nominated in 1995,1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001.
Even Roslund and Hellstrom are veterans in this coneection with nominationsin 2005,2006 and 2007.
Ingrid Hedstrom won the debut prize in 2008, Tove Klackenberg in 2002 and Nesser in 1993. Klackenberg was also nominated for the best Swedish crime novel in 2004. Veronica von Schenck had her debut last year with Anglalik [Angel Corpses].

Nominated for best translated crime novel, the Martin Beck award [ the other photo shows Martin Beck's creators Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo with their children] are:

Gianrico Carofiglio: Pa sannolika skal [Testimone incosapevole translated by: Ulla Trenter- Schibsted, numera Telegram Bokforlag]

Guillermo Martinez: Lucianas langsamma dod [La muerte lenta de Luciana B translated by: Manni Kossler-Bonniers]

Deon Meyer: Jagarens hjarta [Heart of the Hunter translated by: Jesper Hogstrom-Weyler]

Denise Mina: I midnattens stillhet [Still midnight translated by Boel Unnerstad-Minotaur]

Andrew Taylor: Det blodande hjartat [Bleeding Heart Square translated by: Jam Malmsjo- Forum]

Newcomers are Carofiglio and Martinez, whereas Mina, Taylor and Meyer have been nominated before, Andrew Taylor three years running [2002-2004] for his Roth trilogy, De fyra yttersta tingen [ The Four Last Things], Framlingars dom [The Judgment of Strangers] and De dodas massa [The Office of The Dead].
Denise Mina's Blodsarv [The Field of Blood] was nominated in 2006 and Deon Meyer's Dod i gryningen [Dead at Daybreak] last year.

The best Swedish crime novels are selected during the crime academy's autumn meeting in Eskiltuna Saturday the 28th of November. A debut prize may also be selected.


Anonymous Tonica said...

I'm not sure if I should mention this, since I haven't read the book, but I think the title of Nesser's book should read "The Worms in Carmine Street". (I could be wrong, if so ignore this.)

9:26 AM  
Blogger Dorte H said...

Hi Tonica.

Yes, I just googled it, and I can see you are right :D

I cannot even guarantee this is the only mistake. I can read Swedish, but have never ┬┤studied┬┤ it.

1:14 PM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

Thanks Tonica.

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Tonica said...

You're welcome. :)

10:30 AM  

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