Thursday, September 12, 2013

Arnaldur Indriðason Wins Spain's RBA International Prize for Crime Writing for 2013

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Arnaldur Indriðason has won the 2013 RBA International Prize for Crime Writing for his book, Skuggasund. In addition to the honor of winning the Spanish award, he will receive €125,000.

Skuggasund, which loosely translates into Silhouette Swimming, will be published in November in the author's native Icelandic and in Spanish; no date has been set for an English translation of the book. "This is a book about a new policeman," the author said at a press conference. "It is unclear whether it will be the first of a series."

Indriðason is the also the author of the Detective Erlendur mysteries, thirteen of which have been published (with nine translated into English).


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