A new edition, the eight, of BCNegra crime fiction festival will take place in Barcelona this year from the 4th to the 9th of February. During the festival the Carvalho Award will be handed to Swedish crime writer Maj Sjöwall who, alongside his husband Per Wahlöö, penned The Story of a Crime: The Martin Beck series. Among the participants there is an interesting group of Nordic authors: Anne Holt, Antti Toumainen, Unni Lindell and Kristina Ohlsson. (BarcelonaYellow.com)
I received yesterday a belated birthday present: L’Hora Zen (Edicions 62, 2011) by Teresa Solana. The English translation, The Sound of One Hand Killing (Bitter Lemon Press) will be released next 7 February, 2013. The Spanish-Castilian version is not available yet. I hope my Catalan is good enough to fully appreciate it. Stay tuned.
On a separate issue I just realised that a short story “Still Life No. 41” – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Teresa Solana (Dell Magazines), has been nominated for the 2013 Edgar® Awards. Congratulations Teresa.