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March 22, 2013

New award targets Scandinavian crime fiction


Barry Forshaw

Barry Forshaw

| By  Benedicte Page

A new prize for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year, the Petrona Award, has announced its first shortlist.

The award has been set up to celebrate the work of online crime fiction reviewer and blogger Maxine Clarke, who died last December. Clarke named her online persona and blog Petrona.

The shortlist for the 2013 award has been based on Clarke’s own reviews and ratings; future shortlists will be drawn up by a team of judges applying Clarke’s preferred criteria. The award is open to crime fiction in translation, either written by a Scandinavian or set in Scandinavia.

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