Ahead of the annual Bloody Scotland festival in September, the William McIlvanney Prize shortlist for Scottish crime fiction has been announced.
The writers’ support organization Sisters in Crime releases a new report on diversity in mystery writing and today’s book publishing industry.
‘Translators are wonderful readers,’ says Poland’s top bestseller, Zygmunt Miłoszewski, whose ‘Rage’ is out today (August 1) in its English translation from AmazonCrossing.
Edition M, a new imprint for crime fiction, is the latest addition to Amazon Publishing in Germany. It plans to publish 60 titles by the end of 2016.
Why is Scandinavian crime fiction ‘so concerned with societal themes and criticisms?’ Two leading Swedish authors explore the lucrative question.
Not to say that it’s something in the water, it’s often noticed by international observers that the two major publishing markets have different entertainment-genre priorities. The Americans love love. For the Brits, good literature is murder.
Literary agencies in Scandinavia are seeing a big boost, thanks to the popularity of crime novels, which has subsequently sparked international interest in other genres.
Translator Don Bartlett discusses working with Scandinavian authors as Stian Hole, Jo Nesbø and Karl Ove Knausgaard.
Editor Sarah Weinman talks about her new Library of America anthology “Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense of the Novels of the 1940s and ‘50s.”
In Poland, crime fiction is becoming ever more popular, with a surge in writers and high quality work. And the taste for Polish noir is catching on elsewhere.