Sunday 19 May 2019

Cain, Higashino, Lapena, Lemaitre and Mankell shortlisted for the 2019 Iceland Noir Award for translated crime fiction

The authors and Icelandic translators of the following five novels are shortlisted for the 2019 Iceland Noir Award for translated crime fiction: 
James M. Cain: Double Indemnity (Translated by Þórdís Bachmann)
Keigo Higashino: The Devotion of Suspect X (Translated by Ásta S. Guðbjartsdóttir)
Shari Lapena: A Stranger in the House (Translated by Ingunn Snædal)
Pierre Lemaitre: Three Days and a Life (Translated by Friðrik Rafnsson)
Henning Mankell: After the Fire (Translated by Hilmar Hilmarsson)

The winning book will be announced in November. 

The jury for the award is composed of Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland, Kolbrún Bergþórsdóttir journalist and literary critic, and Ragnar Jónasson, crime writer.

H/T CrimeTime for the information.

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