Translated by: Neil Smith
Michael Joseph, Penguin
CWA Crime Fiction in Translation Dagger
This award is for crime novels (defined by the broadest definition including thrillers, suspense novels and spy fiction) as long as the book was not originally written in English and has been translated into English for UK publication during the Judging Period. Until 2019 this award was known as the CWA International Dagger.
The Coral Bride
Translated by: David Warriner
The Disaster Tourist
Translated by: Lizzie Buehler
D A Mishani
Translated by: Jessica Cohen
Riverrun, Hachette Book Group
To Cook a Bear
Translated by: Deborah Bragan-Turner
MacLehose Press, Quercus
The Seven Doors
Translated by: Rosie Hedger
The Judges 2021
Maxim Jakubowski (Chair)
Maxim worked for many years in book publishing as an editor and launched the Murder One Bookshop, which he owned and ran for over 20 years. He now writes, edits and translates full-time in London. The series The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime, which he edits and now at Volume 13, has printed many winners of the CWA Short Story Dagger. His website is maximjakubowski.co.uk.
Ngaire Mason-Wenn Wallace
Ngaire is an internationally published author with a background in recruitment consulting and human resources. She holds a BA in English and history from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and has also studied psychology and linguistics. Her keen interest in the human mind has informed her career in the corporate world, her writing, and her love of crime fiction.
Anne has been an avid reader for a long as she can remember, loves to discuss books, and shout about the ones that she loves. Eight years ago she started her blog Random Things Through My Letterbox. She reviews commercial women’s fiction for The Daily Express Books on Friday monthly feature.
Rhys has lived in many countries. He currently shares his time between Britain and Kenya. His first book, Worming the Harpy was published in 1995, and since that time he’s had published more than forty other books, nine hundred short stories, and many articles. His work has been translated into ten languages.
John Clute has been publishing reviews and criticism from the 1960s; they are assembled in several volumes including The Darkening Garden (2006), an anatomy of terror, and Pardon This Intrusion: Fantastika in the World Storm (2011). The eighth of these collections is Sticking to the End (2021). He has published two novels: Appleseed (2001) was a New York Times Notable Book. He has won several Hugos and other awards.
|Fredrik Backman||Anxious People||Neil Smith||Michael Joseph, Penguin|
|Roxanne Bouchard||The Coral Bride||David Warriner||Orenda Books|
|Marc Elsberg||Greed||Simon Pare||Black Swan, Penguin|
|Yun Ko-eun||The Disaster Tourist||Lizzie Buehler||Serpent’s Tail|
|Volker Kutscher||The March Fallen||Niall Sellar||Sandstone Press|
|D A Mishani||Three||Jessica Cohen||Riverrun, Hachette Book Group|
|Jo Nesbo||The Kingdom||Robert Ferguson||Harvill Secker, Penguin|
|Håkan Nesser||The Secret Life of Mr. Roos||Sarah Death||Mantle, Pan Macmillan|
|Mikael Niemi||To Cook a Bear||Deborah Bragan-Turner||MacLehose Press, Quercus|
|Agnes Ravatn||The Seven Doors||Rosie Hedger||Orenda Books|
|Maike Wetzel||Elly||Lyn Marven||Scribe UK|
Translated by: Stephanie Smee
Old Street Publishing
Both hilarious and scabrous depiction of the racial diversity that crime encompasses in France, with a female lead of dubious morality and high originality. Just filmed with Isabelle Huppert in the lead.