>And the Nobel goes to….


Mario Vargas Llosa.

The Swedish Academy said it honoured the 74-year-old author ‘for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt and defeat’. Vargas Llosa has written more than 30 novels, plays and essays, including some books that can fall into the category of crime fiction, mainly:

¿Quién mató a Palomino Molero? 1986 (Who Killed Palomino Molero?, 1987)

Lituma en los Andes, 1993 (Death in the Andes, 1996)

La fiesta del chivo, 2000 (The Feast of the Goat, 2002)

Mario Vargas Llosa (Arequipa, 1936) has the double Peruvian-Spanish nationality. I highly recommend The Feast of the Goat.

International Dagger 2011 Speculation – Just a reminder

Thanks to Karen at Euro Crime we can have a look to an interesting list of translated crime novels published between June 2010 and May 2011 ie the period of eligibility. So far I have already read four, all in Spanish:

Ernesto Mallo – Needle in a Haystack

Petros Markaris – Basic Shareholder

Henning Mankell – The Troubled Man

Domingo Villar – Death on a Galician Shore

I’m pretty much interested in reading the following titles:

Andrea Camilleri – The Wings of the Sphinx

Karin Fossum – Bad Intentions

Hakan Nesser – The Inspector and Silence

Andrea Maria Schenkel – Bunker

Yrsa Sigurdardottir – Ashes to Dust

Camilla Ceder – Frozen Moment

Pablo de Santis – Voltaire’s Calligrapher

Roslund-Hellstrom – Three Seconds

Roberto Bolaño – The Skating Rink

Liza Marklund – Red Wolf

Anne Holt – 1222

Simone van der Vlugt – Shadow Sister

Jo Nesbo – The Leopard

Bernhard Schlink – The Gordian Knot

Teresa Solana – A Short Cut to Paradise

Leif G. W. Persson – Between Summer’s Longing and Winter’s End

Johan Theorin – A Place of Blood

Lars Kepler – The Hypnotist

Liza Marklund – Red Wolf

Esther Verhoef – Rendezvous

Shuichi Yoshida – Villain

Jan Costin Wagner – Silence

I won’t catch up, but it will be worth the effort.

>Crime Fiction takes you travelling (2)

>Back in July I posted a similar map following Kerrie’s idea: Crime fiction takes you on a virtual journey around the world. This is how it looks now three months later. There are still too many blank spaces to fill, but I’m getting there.

create your own visited country map

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