Announcing the winner for:
On 19 May 2018, at the Gala Dinner at CrimeFest, Bristol, Petrona Award judges Barry Forshaw and Sarah Ward announced the winner of the 2018 Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year.
The winner is QUICKSAND by Malin Persson Giolito, translated from the Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles and published by Simon & Schuster.
Ms Persson Giolito was unable to collect the trophy in person, but she sent an acceptance speech which was read out by last year's winner Gunnar Staalesen:
My warmest thanks to the members of the jury whose expert knowledge and passion helps Nordic Noir travel far. I also want to thank my publisher Suzanne Baboneau, and it is a special honour to share the prize with my excellent translator Rachel Willson-Broyles.”
As well as the trophy, Malin Persson Giolito receives a pass to and a guaranteed panel at next year's CrimeFest.
Malin Persson Giolito and Rachel Willson-Broyles will also receive a cash prize.
The judges' statement on QUICKSAND:
The Petrona team would like to thank our sponsor, David Hicks, for his generous support of the 2018 Petrona Award.