Day: November 28, 2010

Antonio Ungar, Colombian writer

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Tres ataúdes blancos (Three White Coffins), a thriller set in a fictitious South America country called Miranda, by Colombian writer Antonio Ungar has won this year the XXVIII Premio Herralde de Novela.   

More information in Anagrama Editorial, Revista de Letras and Wikipedia (in Spanish).

From the information I got it might be a good idea to keep track of him, but I have not seen any review of this book yet. He might be living in Manchester now-a-days.

2010 Global Reading Challenge – Wrap-up Post

I’ve made extremist in the 2010 Global Reading Challenge hosted by Dorte at DJ’S Krimiblog with the technical assistance of Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise. I’ve read three novels from each of these continents in 2010: Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America (incl. Central America), South America, two novels which are set in Antarctica plus a ‘wildcard’ novel (a novel from a place or period new to me). On top of that I restricted myself to crime fiction books from new-to-me authors, many of whom I wouldn’t have read otherwise. Dorte thank you very much for this terrific idea, it was great fun. This is the list of my 21 books:

Africa:

1. A Carrion Death by Michael Stanley (Botswana)

2. Like Clockwork by Margie Orford (South Africa)

3. Bait by Nick Brownlee (Kenya)

Asia:

4. The Gigolo Murder by Mehmet Murat Somer (Turkey)

5. Out by Natsuo Kirino (Japan)

6. Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong (China)

Australasia:

7. Dead Point by Peter Temple (Australia)

8. Overkill by Vanda Symon (New Zealand)

9.  Gunshot Road by Adrian Hyland (Australia)

Europe:

10. Death Rites by Alicia Giménez- Bartlett (Spain)

11. Don’t Look Back by Karin Fossum (Norway)

12. Basic Shareholder by Petros Márkaris (Greece)

North America:

13. Havana Gold by Leonardo Padura (Cuba)

14. What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman (USA)

15. A Sweet Scent of Death by Guillermo Arriaga (Mexico)

South America:  

16. Red April by Santiago Roncagliolo (Peru)

17. Thursday Night Widows by Claudia Piñeiro (Argentina)

18. Blood of the Wicked by Leighton Gage (Brazil)

Antarctica

19. Purgatory Road by Bob Reiss

20. In Cold Pursuit by Sarah Andrews

Wildcard 

21. City of Silver by Annamaria Alfieri (Potosí 1650, now Bolivia)