The Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year
Maxine Clarke who blogged and reviewed as Petrona was an expert on and champion of Scandinavian crime fiction with its mix of good plotting, strong characterisation and inclusion of social issues. To honour her memory, a new annual award for the best Scandinavian crime novel (translated into English), the Petrona, has been set up.
The shortlist for the 2013 award, which is based on Maxine’s reviews and ratings is as follows:
- PIERCED by Thomas Enger, tr. Charlotte Barslund (Faber and Faber)
- BLACK SKIES by Arnaldur Indridason, tr. Victoria Cribb (Harvill Secker)
- LAST WILL by Liza Marklund, tr. Neil Smith (Corgi)
- ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER LIFE by Leif GW Persson tr. Paul Norlen (Doubleday)
The 2013 winner will be announced in May at CrimeFest (Bristol UK)