Petrona Award longlist 2023 sees four SELTA members nominated

Congratulations to Michael, Rachel, Sarah and Ian!

Congratulations to four SELTA members who feature on the 2023 Petrona Award longlist which has been announced today. The twelve books include titles from Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland and even Switzerland – with Swedish publications taking the lion’s share of entries at five out of twelve.

The books, authors and translators are as follows:

Pascal Engman – Femicide, tr. Michael Gallagher (Sweden, Legend Press)
Susanne Jansson – Winter Water, tr. Rachel Willson-Broyles (Sweden, Hodder & Stoughton)
Håkan Nesser – The Axe Woman, tr. Sarah Death (Sweden, Mantle)
Gustaf Skördeman – Codename Faust, tr. Ian Giles (Sweden, Zaffre)

Last year, two SELTA members made the Petrona shortlist, with Agnes Broomé going on to win. This year’s shortlist will be announced on 7 September 2023.