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Icelandic Crime Author Awarded in France

The most popular Icelandic suspense novelist Arnaldur Indriðason was granted the honorary award of the French culture festival Boréales/Région Basse-Normandie du Polar nordique on Saturday.


Arnaldur Indridason.

He earned the award for his novels that have been published in France, particularly Bettý which appeared on the French market on October 27 and now places third on the country’s bestseller list for crime fiction, a press release states.

Worldwide, Arnaldur’s books have sold in almost seven million copies and have climbed bestseller lists in various countries, including the Nordic countries, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

He has received a number of awards for his work, including the CWA Gold Dagger in the UK, the Glass Key and Martin Beck awards in Sweden and the Barry and Macavity awards in the US.

Click here to read about Arnaldur’s most recent novel.


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