2013 Translation Challenge · review · Sweden · Translated

The Return by Håkan Nesser

The Return by Håkan Nesser, translated by Laurie Thompson Pantheon Books, 2007 Originally published as Återkomsten in 1995 Source: library e-book I am a huge Håkan Nesser fan, and I know I’m just catching up with the rest of the world since his books weren’t translated into English until 2006– and U.S. publication dates lag behind… Continue reading The Return by Håkan Nesser

review · Sweden · Translated

Borkmann’s Point by Håkan Nesser

Borkmann’s Point by Håkan Nesser, translated by Laurie Thompson Vintage, 2006 Originally published as Borkmanns punkt, 2004 in Swedish Finalist 2006 International Dagger Inspector Van Veeteren series book 2 Source: library It’s been a few months since I read the first Van Veeteren book, Mind’s Eye, but I can say that this book feels very… Continue reading Borkmann’s Point by Håkan Nesser

review · Sweden · Translated

Mind’s Eye by Håkan Nesser

Mind’s Eye by Håkan Nesser, translated by Laurie Thompson Pantheon Books 1993 Swedish Crime Writer’s Academy Prize for new authors Originally published as Det grovmaskiga nätet Source: library   Mind’s Eye introduces Chief Inspector Van Veeteren, a detective in the fictional city of Maarsdam in an unnamed European country.  He’s an older detective dreaming of retirement,… Continue reading Mind’s Eye by Håkan Nesser

2013 Translation Challenge

2013 Translation Challenge Wrap-Up

Ellie at Curiosity Killed the Bookworm hosted the 2013 Translation Challenge, and I joined in order to refocus my reading from US crime fiction to more international novels. Seeing as, overall for the year, I read barely any American crime novels, I was able to meet the goal of 12 translations pretty easily. Nevertheless, I’m glad… Continue reading 2013 Translation Challenge Wrap-Up