The Alphabet in Crime Fiction, S is for Solana, Teresa Solana

The Crime Fiction Alphabet is a community meme hosted by Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise. You can click HERE to see this week contribution of other fellow participants.

My “S” is for Solana. Teresa Solana has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Barcelona where she also studied Classics. A translator from French and English, she directed the Spanish National Translators’ Centre in Tarazona for seven years. In 2006 she decided to publish her first novel, Un crim imperfecte (Edicions 62), A Not So Perfect Crime (Bitter Lemon, 2008) that was awarded the “Brigada 21” Prize. This was followed by Drecera al Paradis (Edicions 62, 2007), and a book of short stories, Seven Cases of Blood & Guts & a Love Story (Edicions 62, 2010). Her work is translated into French, German, Italian, Romanian, Russian, Spanish as well as English.  Her last novel, Negres tempestes (La Magrana, 2010) won the “Crims de Tinta” Prize for the best crime novel written in Catalan. A Shortcut to Paradise (Bitter Lemon, 2011) will be published in March and Teresa will participate in the 2011 PEN World Voices Festival in New York.

(The information above was taken from Words without Borders. You can find my review of A Shortcut to Paradise HERE. I have just finished reading A Not So Perfect Crime. My review will be coming soon.

3 thoughts on “The Alphabet in Crime Fiction, S is for Solana, Teresa Solana”

  1. José Ignacio – I’m glad you’ve chosen Teresa Solana’s work for this week. Her mysteries are interesting and I like the way she uses humour in her stories. I very much like the Barcelona setting of her first two novels, too. I look forward to the next one and, of course, to your review of A Not So Perfect Crime.

  2. Oh good choice, I must get around to reading A Shortcut to Paradise….it’s sitting right over there glaring at me. I did very much enjoy A Not So Perfect Crime and look forward to seeing your review.

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