Deon Meyer and his Icelandic translator Dísa Bachmann have been shortlisted for the Icepick Award 2017 for THIRTEEN HOURS (Hodder & Stoughton, 2011).
The Icepick is the Iceland Noir Award for best translated crime fiction in Iceland. The winner will be announced during the Iceland Noir Festival which is held from 14-18 November 2017. Other authors on the shortlist include Ann Cleeves and Jo Nesbø.
THIRTEEN HOURS is part of Deon Meyer’s the Benny Griessel series; the latest of which is ICARUS (Hodder and Stoughton, 2015). Benny Griessel is back, however, in THE WOMAN IN THE BLUE CLOAK, published this summer in Holland as part of their Crime and Thriller Week, with South African and German publications soon to follow. THIRTEEN HOURS is shortlisted for the Icepick Award because of its recent release in Iceland, where SEVEN DAYS will be following soon.
Meyer is the winner of the 2011 Boeke Prize in South Africa and shortlisted for the 2010 CWA International Dagger for Best Translated Crime Fiction. Meyer’s books have been sold in 23 countries, and have been awarded many prizes around the world: the Deutsche Krimi Prize in Germany, the ATKV Prize in South Africa, and Le Grand Prix de Littérature Policière and Le Prix Mystère de la Critique in France. COBRA was shortlisted for the 2015 CWA International Dagger, THIRTEEN HOURS was shortlisted for the 2010 CWA International Dagger, and HEART OF THE HUNTER, was longlisted for the 2005 IMPAC Prize and selected as one of Chicago Tribune's '10 best mysteries and thrillers of 2004'.
Deon Meyer’s stunning standalone post-apocalyptic thriller, FEVER was published in the UK and Holland earlier this year, and this month in the US and Canada by Grove Atlantic and House of Anansi respectively.