Susan Beard shortlisted for Petrona Award 2020

Susan Beard has been shortlisted for the Petrona Award.

We are delighted by the news that SELTA member Susan Beard has been shortlisted for the 2020 Petrona Award for her translation of Stina Jackson’s ‘The Silver Road’ (published by Corvus). Susan’s translation is one of six titles to make it to the shortlist.

The Petrona Award is open to crime fiction in translation, either written by a Scandinavian author or set in Scandinavia, and published in the UK in the previous calendar year. The award was established to celebrate the work of Maxine Clarke, one of the first online crime fiction reviewers and bloggers, who died in December 2012. Maxine, whose online persona and blog was called PETRONA, was passionate about translated crime fiction, but in particular that from the Scandinavian countries. SELTA member Neil Smith has won the Petrona Award on two previous occasions.

The winner will be announced on 3 December, with author and translator sharing a cash prize. Best of luck to Susan!