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Icelandic Novel Nominated for Shamus Awards

The thriller My Soul to Take, by Icelandic crime writer Yrsa Sigurdardóttir, has been nominated for the 2010 Shamus Awards in the category of “Best Hardcover”. It is the only translated work that is nominated for the Shamus Award this year.

The prize is awarded by The Private Eye Writers of America “to recognize outstanding achievement in private eye fiction.”

My Soul to Take is Sigurdardóttir’s second crime novel. Her crime debut, Last Rituals, was a bestseller in Iceland and has now been published in 25 languages, as stated on

The winners of the 2010 Shamus Awards will be announced in October. Previous winners include Sue Grafton, Michael Connelly and Dennis Lehane.

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