Yrsa Sigurðardóttir wins Best Scandicrime novel 2015

  • Sarah Surgey
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  • 23rd May 2015
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    Back in November 2014 I interviewed Yrsa Sigurðardóttir for Nordic Style Mag. Yrsa Sigurðardóttir is a successful Nordic Noir author from Iceland, who a nordophile should definitely make space for on their bookshelf. I found this Nordic crime writer had a brilliant sense of humour, which was the complete opposite to her award winning dark […]




    Back in November 2014 I interviewed Yrsa Sigurðardóttir for Nordic Style Mag. Yrsa Sigurðardóttir is a successful Nordic Noir author from Iceland, who a nordophile should definitely make space for on their bookshelf.

    I found this Nordic crime writer had a brilliant sense of humour, which was the complete opposite to her award winning dark Icelandic crime novels.

    yrsa-sigurdardottir-sitting-at-a-table

    My hunch on how her success was going to grow into 2015 was right, as she has just been awarded the very prestigious Petrona Award 2015 for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year. This was presented to her at the Bristol CrimeFest ceremony.

    The award was for her crime novel Brakið (Silence of the Sea) and was presented to her by legend Nordic crime writer Maj Sjöwall.

    See my interview below with Nordicstylemag which is a magazine any Nordophile should check out. It incorporates all the Nordic countries and showcases their fashion designers, street style and culture…..and a few book reviews.

     

    http://www.nordicstylemag.com/2014/11/yrsa-sigurdardottir-icelands-literary-queen/

    photo; Salomonssonagency

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