Iceland’s King of Crime Claims US Award Skip to content

Iceland’s King of Crime Claims US Award

Arnaldur Indridason, often referred to as “Iceland’s King of Crime,” received The Barry Award for his 2004 novel The Draining Lake at the Anthony Boucher Memorial World Mystery Convention in Indianapolis last week.

The award is granted by the magazines Deadly Pleasures and Mystery News and authors such as Laura Lippmann, George Pelecanos, Lee Child and Michael Connelly have received it in previous years.

The Draining Lake was also nominated for the Macavity award by the magazine Mystery Readers International. Furthermore, the book boasts a nomination for the Icelandic Literature award and the French POINT crime novel award.

Indridason’s books have sold more than five million copies around the world. His latest book, Svörtuloft, arrives on the domestic market on November 1. Indridason’s latest novel to appear in English is Hypothermia (2007).

Click here to read an article about the author’s achievement at the Anthony Boucher Memorial World Mystery Convention in The Guardian and here to read about another successful Icelandic crime novelist.

Sign up for our weekly newsletter

Get news from Iceland, photos, and in-depth stories delivered to your inbox every week!

* indicates required

Subscribe to Iceland Review

In-depth stories and high-quality photography showcasing life in Iceland!

Share article

Facebook
Twitter

Recommended Posts