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The Hunting Dogs Makes Petrona Award Shortlist

Jorn Lier Horst's The Hunting Dogs, has been shortlisted for The Petrona Award for best Scandinavian crime novel of the year. The judges praised Horst's third work to be translated into English by Anne Bruce, describing the novel as both "expertly constructed and beautifully written" adding that it "showcases the talents of one of the most accomplished authors of contemporary Nordic Noir."

There are six crime novels from Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden on the 2015 shortlist for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year:-

The Hummingbird by Kati Hiekkapelto tr. David Hackston (Arcadia Books; Finland)
The Hunting Dogs by Jørn Lier Horst tr. Anne Bruce (Sandstone Press; Norway)
Reykjavik Nights by Arnaldur Indriðason tr. Victoria Cribb (Harvill Secker; Iceland)
The Human Flies by Hans Olav Lahlum tr. Kari Dickson (Mantle; Norway)
Falling Freely, As If In A Dream by Leif G W Persson tr. Paul Norlen (Doubleday; Sweden)
The Silence of The Sea by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir tr. Victoria Cribb (Hodder & Stoughton; Iceland)

The winning title will be announced at the annual international crime fiction event CrimeFest, held in Bristol in May.

Jorn Lier Horst

Jorn Lier Horst