A Writer to Follow: Roger Smith

Roger Smith was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and now lives in Cape Town. His debut thriller, Mixed Blood (2009), won the Deutschen Krimi Preis 2010 in Germany and was nominated for a Spinetingler Best Novel award in the U.S. His second book, Wake Up Dead (2010), was nominated for a Krimi-Blitz Reader’s Award in Germany, a Spinetingler award and as one of the 10 best pick of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Times (South Africa) and Krimiwelt (Germany). Dust Devils (2011) was a Der Speigel Book of the Month and #1 on the KrimiZeit Ten Best.

You can find more information at Roger Smith Website and an interview at AfricaBookClub.com.

Mack Lundy at AfricaSreams has reviewed Mixed Blood, Wake Up Dead, Dust Devils, and has also an entry about the Short Fiction of Roger Smith.

I think I’ve just found my present for this Christmas.

Currently Reading: Dregs by Jørn Lier Horst

Jørn Lier Horst (born 27 February 1970, Bamble, Telemark), is a Norwegian author of crime fiction and a police officer, working in Larvik. He made his debut in 2004 with the crime novel Key Witness, based on a true murder story. The detective character in in several of Jørn Lier Horst’s crime novels is William Wisting, a fictional police detective at Larvik Police. To my knowledge the complete William Wisting series, so far, is:

  1. Key Witness (Nøkkelvitnet, 2004)
  2. Disappearance of Felicia (Felicia forsvant, 2005)
  3. When the Sea Calms (Når havet stilner, 2006)
  4. The Only One (Den eneste ene, 2007)
  5. Nocturnal Man (Nattmannen, 2009)
  6. Dregs (2011) translated into English by Anne Bruce, (Bunnfall, 2010)
  7. Winter Snow (Vinterstengt, 2011)

This information was taken from: http://medlibrary.org/medwiki/J%C3%B8rn_Lier_Horst and http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wisting.

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