Day: December 15, 2016

A First Glance to the Petrona Award 2017 Eligible Titles

Petrona Logo 9Possibly this year I’ve not read as many Nordic Crime Fiction, as I would have wished. But anyway I’m looking forward to reading some eligible titles for the 2017 Petrona Award.

The following titles have called my attention:

  1. Jorn Lier Horst – Ordeal tr. Anne Bruce (M, Norway) Sandstone Press
  2. Erik Axl Sund – The Crow Girl tr. Neil Smith (M, Sweden) Harvill Secker
  3. Karin Fossum – Hellfire tr. Kari Dickson (F, Norway) Harvill Secker
  4. Leif GW Persson – The Dying Detective tr. Neil Smith (M, Sweden) Doubleday (I read it is Spanish and my review is here)
  5. Gunnar Staalesen – Where Roses Never Die tr. Don Bartlett (M, Norway) Orenda (My review is here)
  6. Ragnar Jonasson – Blackout tr. Quentin Bates (M, Iceland) Orenda Books
  7. Agnes Ravatn – The Bird Tribunal tr. Rosie Hedger (F, Norway) Orenda Books
  8. Kati Hiekkapelto – The Exiled tr. David Hackston (F, Finland) Orenda Books
  9. Antti Tuomainen – The Mine tr. David Hackston (M, Finland) Orenda Books

OT: Valdebebas Forest Park (Madrid)

Valdebebas Forest Park, aka Felipe VI Public Park, was established on wastelands, old cultivation areas and large waste and rubbish dumps. It is located in the district of Hortaleza, to the northeast of Madrid. The partial opening of its current 340 hectares took place in March 2015. The final extension of the project is of 470 hectares.

Despite the weather, I visited the Park today for the first time, together with my hiking group.

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