Which Country is the Next Big Thing in Crime Fiction?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka


Today’s feature looks at the latest wave of European crime fiction to be translated into English, this time from Central Europe. There are several countries that have burgeoning crime writing scenes, with few writers translated into English.

With Scandinavia’s crime fiction spree winding to a close, the genre is now up for grabs. Will we go for another country like Sweden, a country perceived to be safe and crime-free? Or will we choose a country known for its seedy underbelly?

Which country’s crime fiction would you like to see become the next big thing? Let us know in the comments.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.