Saturday, May 22, 2010

Crimefest, Day II, Part II: Dagger shortlists announced

[Maxim Jakubowski (left) and director/screenwriter Mike Hodges at a Crimefest screening of Hodges' Get Carter]

Day Two of Crimefest saw the announcement of shortlists for five of the Crime Writers' Association's Dagger awards. Of chief interest here is the list for the International Dagger, awarded to the best crime novel translated into English and published in the United Kingdom. The nominees are:
Badfellas by Tonino Benacquista, translated by Emily Read (Bitter Lemon Press)

August Heat by Andrea Camilleri, translated by Stephen Sartarelli (Picador)

Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indriðason, translated by
Victoria Cribb (Harvill Secker)

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest by Stieg Larsson, translated by Reg Keeland (MacLehose Press)

Thirteen Hours by Deon Meyer, translated by K.L. Seegers (Hodder and Stoughton)

The Darkest Room by Johan Theorin,
translated by Marlaine Delargy (Doubleday)
Winners will be announced in July at the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival.

Canadian, Australian, Scottish and Irish writers are represented on the other shortlists announced today. Visit the CWA Web site for a complete list of nominees.

© Peter Rozovsky 2010

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Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

This just in from Maxine Clarke, keeper of the Petrona blog and winner of multiple book bags for her clever questions at Crimefest 2009:

Hi Peter, Blogger, or your Blog, is playing up so I cannot make a comment to your crimefest III post, about the int dagger shortlists. Here is my comment if you would care to post it. Very many thanks. Hope you are having a good time.
my best

The Int Dagger shortlist is a good one, varied geographically and thematically. I have read/reviewed all the titles on it so if any of your readers want to find out more, please see this composite post where I've linked to the reviews (includes other eligible titles):

May 22, 2010  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

I also have comment moderation enabled, which I had not done previously. Perhaps this was reponsible for your difficulty.

In any case, thanks for sending along your comment and for including the links.

May 22, 2010  
Anonymous kathy d. said...

Yes, Maxine's reviews at Petrona are great. I've copied all of her suggested books of possible nominees for the Dagger awards.

I wish folks here would read "In Free Fall," by Juli Zeh and discuss it, although spoilers are taboo.

May 25, 2010  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Think of it as a challenge, to offer teasers that will entice readers to pick up the book while at the same time avoiding spoilers.

May 26, 2010  
Anonymous kathy d. said...

"In Free Fall" could have a lot of teasers, especially if one likes philosophical debates, like if a "parallel universe" exists."

Then again, there are interesting characters, including physicists and police officers--and a lot of egos.

May 27, 2010  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Hmm, I shall try to make sure my mind is clear of clutter when I read it, then. Thanks.

May 27, 2010  

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