Day: May 20, 2018

The 2018 CWA Daggers Longlists

10407482_736833699704895_409767413602878499_nThe CWA Dagger longlists were announced at Crimefest in Bristol on Friday evening as has become traditional. One  Dagger has already been confirmed and the shortlists for the remainder will be announced in July. The winners of all the CWA Daggers will be announced at the Dagger Awards Dinner to be held on 25 October, when Michael Connelly will be awarded the Diamond Dagger.

The Crime Writers Association Daggers have been synonymous with quality crime writing for over fifty years. These prestigious awards started in 1955, less than two years after the Association was founded, with the award of a Crossed Red Herring Award to Winston Graham (now better known for Poldark) for The Little Walls.

Click on the individual Dagger below to view the longlists.

  • The Gold Dagger is awarded to the best crime novel of the year.
  • The Ian Fleming Steel Dagger. The broadest definition of the thriller novel is used for eligible books; these can be set in any period and include, but are not limited to, spy fiction and/or action/ adventure stories.
  • The John Creasey (New Blood)Dagger. This award is for the best crime novel by a first-time author of any nationality first published in the UK in English during the Judging Period.
  • The CWA International Dagger. This award is for crime novels (defined by the broadest definition including thrillers, suspense novels and spy fiction) as long as the book was not originally written in English and has been translated into English for UK publication during the Judging Period.
  • The Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction. This award is for any non-fiction work on a crime related theme by an author of any nationality as long as the book was first published in the UK in English during the Judging Period.
  • The CWA Short Story Dagger. This award is for any crime short story first published in the UK in English in a publication that pays for contributions, or broadcast in the UK in return for payment, during the Judging Period.
  • The Debut Dagger is open to anyone who has not yet had a novel published commercially.
  • The CWA Historical Dagger. This award is for the best historical crime novel, first published in the UK in English during the Judging Period, set in any period up to 50 years prior to the year in which the award will be made. For novels that involve passages set later than this time period, at least three-quarters of the book should be set in an earlier period.
  • The CWA Dagger in the Library. The Dagger in the Library is a prize for a body of work by a crime writer that users of libraries particularly admire.

Source: https://thecwa.co.uk/

The 2018 Petrona Award Winner

Esta entrada es bilingüe, para ver la versión en castellano desplazarse hacia abajo

Yesterday, at the Gala Dinner at CrimeFest, Bristol, Petrona Award judges Barry Forshaw and Sarah Ward announced the winner of the 2018 Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year.
The winner is QUICKSAND by Malin Persson Giolito, translated from the Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles and published by Simon & Schuster UK, 416 pages, ISBN 9781471160325, April 2017. (Source: The Petrona Award blog).

quicksand-9781471160349_lgSynopsis: There could be two sides to Maja Norberg that shift silently like quicksand: the question is, which one do you believe?
Is Maja a normal 18-year-old, the poster girl next door, popular and excelling at her schoolwork, caught in the middle of a terrible tragedy? Or, is she the most reviled teenager in the country?
Either way, everyone knows her name. She has spent nine excruciating months in jail, awaiting trial for a mass murder that killed her boyfriend and her best friend, and now the time has come for her to enter the courtroom. What did she do? Or is it what she didn’t do that brought her here?
Is Maja a cold-blooded murderer or is she just a girl who has lost her way and, as a consequence, now lost the ones she loved? (Source: Goodreads)

About the Author: Malin Persson Giolito was born in Stockholm in 1969, and grew up in Djursholm, Sweden. She holds a degree in law from Uppsala University and has worked as a lawyer for the biggest law firm in the Nordic region and as an official for the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium. She is now a full-time writer and has written four novels including Quicksand, her English debut. Persson Giolito lives with her husband and three daughters in Brussels. (Source. Amazon)

Other Press US publicity page

Simon & Schuster UK publicity page

Named the Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year by the Swedish Crime Writers Academy

I’ve just bought it and looking forward to reading this novel soon. Stay tuned.


Ayer, durante la Cena de Gala en el CrimeFest de Bristol, los jueces del Premio Petrona, Barry Forshaw y Sarah Ward, anunciaron la ganadora del Premio Petrona 2018 a la Mejor novela negra escandinava del año.
La ganadora es QUICKSAND de Malin Persson Giolito, traducida del sueco por Rachel Willson-Broyles y publicado por Simon & Schuster. (Fuente: The Petrona Award blog). Quicksand ha sido traducida al español por PONTUS; SANCHEZ GIMENEZ y publicada por SUMA, fuera de colección en el 2017, con el título de Arenas movedizas.

ESL90711Sinopsis: La masacre en una escuela de uno de los barrios más lujosos de Estocolmo ha sacudido Suecia. Maja Norberg es detenida por su implicación en el ataque, en el que murieron su novio y su mejor amiga. Pero ¿cómo llegó una chica brillante y popular a convertirse en la adolescente más odiada del país?

Maja era una niña rica que cumplía con lo que se esperaba de ella. Hasta que conoció a Sebastian Fagerman, hijo del multimillonario más poderoso de Suecia. Sebastian era deslumbrante y peligroso, y Maja se sintió atraída hacia él como una polilla hacia la luz. Viajes, barcos, fiestas de lujo, sexo y drogas. ¿En qué momento perdió el control?

Tras nueve interminables meses en prisión, por fin ha llegado el momento de comparecer ante el tribunal. ¿Es Maja una asesina a sangre fría o solo una niña extraviada que ahora ha perdido también a aquellos a quienes amaba?

Biografía del autor: Malin Persson Giolito nació en Estocolmo en 1969. Ha trabajado como abogada en el mayor bufete de los países nórdicos y como funcionaria de la Comisión Europea en Bruselas. Ha publicado tres libros antes de Arenas movedizas, que va a ser editada en 24 países tras su gran éxito en Suecia, donde ha sido elegida Mejor Novela de Suspense del Año, el premio literario oficial que concede la Academia Sueca de Escritores de Misterio. Vive en Bruselas con su marido y sus tres hijas. (Fuente Amazon)

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