Agnes Broomé’s translation of Maria Adolfsson’s Fatal Isles wins Petrona Award

Congratulations Agnes and Maria!

This year in its tenth edition, The Petrona Award celebrates the best Scandinavian crime novel of the year.

The judges said of this year’s winner: “Set in the fictional yet completely credible location of Doggerland, this three-islands archipelago in the North Sea reflects Scandinavian, North European and British heritages. Doggerland is shaped and influenced by its geographical position; the atmospheric setting, akin to the wind- and history-swept Faroe and Shetland Islands, and Nordic climes, enhances the suspenseful and intriguing plot of a police procedural that combines detailed observations and thoughts on the human condition.”

Congratulations Agnes and Maria, who both receive prizes.