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European Crime Book

We are a small, friendly club meeting monthly for lively discussion of European crime books (in translation) chosen by members and to keep abreast of new developments and events in the genre.  

 

Our President nicely encapsulated our reading selection from last session as “The world may not be our oyster but our choices have included an imaginary diet from pickled horsemeat, apple cider vinegar, sweet rolls, 1000 Island dressing, overripe tomatoes, banana liqueur, and human flesh, thanks to a snake, a bear and a cannibal.”  You are very welcome to join us if this kindles your interest!

 

The Club is currently full but please contact us if you are interested as we operate a waiting list and will get in touch when a place becomes available.

Meetings normally take place on the third Tuesday of the month from 4.30pm – 6.00pm, in room GH742 (Conference Room).  The annual subscription is £10. To join the group you must first be a member of the 3Ls Students' Association.

Contact: ecbc.pres@gmail.com

 

ECBC/ Nordic Noir reading list 2014-2023  

You can access details of the books the Club has read since it was first established in 2014 - see below.

By Country                                                             By Year

Library

Meetings
2023/24 Book List

                             

Date                    Author.                   Title.                              Country

 

17 October.        Arne Dahl.              Watching You.             Sweden

 

21 November.     Patrick Conrad.       No Sale.                     Belgium

 

12 December.      Jean-Claude Izzo.  Total Chaos.                 France

   

 16 January.          Juan Gomez-Jurado.     Red Queen.          Spain 

 

20 February.          Ivana Bodrozic.       We Trade our Night for                                                                       Someone Else's Day     Croatia                                                  

19 March.              Pierre Lemaitre.        Irene.                         France

 

16 April.                  Gustaf Skorderman.        Geiger.           Sweden

Further Information

 

Here is some more information to inspire your reading:

 

Events

 

The theme of this virtual event, the society’s annual conference, is ‘Partners in Crime’, which ‘will explore the literary cross-currents between Scotland and Scandinavia via the prism of the crime fiction genre’. Author Arne Dahl (who’s novel we will be reading in October) is participating.  If you use the discount code "ssns-friends-2023" while registering then you'll only pay £3

 

 

Literature Alliance Scotland has put together a very handy resource which lists all of the book festivals taking place in Scotland online or as hybrid events.

 

Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year

 

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 winner of the 2023 award is Femicide by Swedish author Pascal Engman. More details, including the 2023 short list, are available at  at https://www.petronaaward.co.uk/  "

 

The winning title for 2022 was Fatal Isles by Maria Adolfsson which we read in January 2023.

 

Crime Writers Association DAGGERs

 

CWA Daggers are the oldest awards in the genre and have been synonymous with quality crime writing for over half a century https://thecwa.co.uk/awards-and-competitions/the-daggers/

 

The 2023 Crime Fiction in Translation Dagger was awarded to Javier Cercas for Even the Darkest Night which we read in November 2022.

Crime Fiction in Translation Facebook Page

 

There is a Facebook page by this name which promotes newly published books and events.  It's a 'private' group so you have to submit a request to join.

 

Euro Crime Webpage

This webpage provides reviews and news about British, European and Translated crime fiction, tv and film. https://eurocrime.blogspot.com/   

 

You can also access lists of authors by country at  http://www.eurocrime.co.uk/books.html 

 

New Crime Fiction Releases - British, European and Translated

 

https://eurocrime.blogspot.com/search/label/new%20releases

 

New crime books (Translated) published in the UK in

 

2023:

http://eurocrime.co.uk/releases_2023_Translated.html

 

2022

http://eurocrime.co.uk/releases_2022_Translated.html

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