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Icelandic crime novel nominated for British award

Grafarþögn, a crime novel by mystery writer Arnaldur Indriðason, is nominated to the British CWA Gold and Silver dagger Awards, one of the world’s most respected crime novel awards reports radio station Bylgjan.

According to an announcement from the publisher, Grafarþögn is in the 20th place on Sweden’s list of most sold books. Arnaldur’s books have been on bestseller lists in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Holland, France as well as Iceland. Arnaldur’s books are sold in 26 countries, to date he has sold over a million books in Iceland and abroad.

A spokesman for his Icelandic publisher claimed said earlier this year that Arnaldur’s books were “catchy” and translated well.

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