The Crime Writers' Association has announced most of the short lists for the 2009 Dagger Awards. The International Dagger list
for crime novels in translation reflects the continuing popularity of Nordic crime fiction, with three Swedish novels and one each from Norway and Iceland. Fred Vargas and translator Siân Reynolds, already two-time Dagger winners for Wash This Blood Clean From My Hand
in 2007 and The Three Evangelists
in 2006, are the only non-Nordic contenders on this year's short list.
Shadow by Karin Alvtegen, translated from the Swedish by McKinley Burnett (Steven T. Murray)
Arctic Chill by Arnaldur Indriðason, translated from the Icelandic by Bernard Scudder and Victoria Cribb
The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson, translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland (Steven T. Murray)
The Redeemer by Jo Nesbø, translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett
Echoes from the Dead by Johan Theorin, translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy
The Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas, translated from the French by Siân Reynolds
Shortlistees for best short story include Sean Chercover
, a guest at the first international Noir at the Bar earlier this year.
Read more about the nominees on the CWA Web site here
and in Barry Forshaw's Times preview here
.© Peter Rozovsky 2009
Labels: Arnaldur Indriðason, Bernard Scudder, Daggers, Don Bartlett, Fred Vargas, Jo Nesbø, Johan Theorin, Karin Alvtegen, Marlaine Delargy, Sian Reynolds, Steven T. Murray, Stieg Larsson