2014 Petrona Award

THE PETRONA AWARD HAS A NEW WEBSITE WITH DETAILS OF THE 2014 SHORTLIST.

Eligibility 

To be eligible for the 2014 Petrona,Award the following rules apply to all submissions:

  • The submission must be in translation and published in English in the UK during the preceding calendar year ie 1 January – 31 December 2013.
  • The author of the submission must either be born in Scandinavia* or the submission must be set in Scandinavia*.

(E-books that meet the above criteria may be considered at the judges’ discretion (does not include self-published titles))

*in this instance taken to be Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden .

Judges

The judges for 2014 are:

  • Barry Forshaw – Writer and journalist specialising in crime fiction and author of two books on Scandinavian crime fiction: ‘Death in a Cold Climate’ and ‘Nordic Noir’ and a biography of Stieg Larsson.
  • Dr Kat Hall – Academic and international crime fiction reviewer/blogger at Mrs Peabody.
  • Sarah Ward – Online crime fiction reviewer and blogger at Crimepieces.

The judges, as well as drawing on their own expertise, will apply the criteria that Maxine considered essential in a well-written crime novel: quality of plot, strength of characterisation and the consideration of contemporary social issues.

Timeline

  • March 2014 – shortlist announced
  • May 2014.- winner announced at CrimeFest (Bristol, UK)

Submissions

  • Publishers must send a copy of the submission to each of the judges and the administrator (Karen Meek).
  • More than one submission per author can be made.
  • There is no fee for entering a submission for the Petrona.

Please contact Karen Meek (karen@eurocrime.co.uk) for further information.

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