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THE GLASS KEY AWARD

The Glass Key Award is given annually by the Scandinavian Crime Society (SKS) to the best crime novel written by a Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, or Icelandic author. So far I have read 8 of the 26 winners.

2017: Störst av allt / Quicksand by Malin Persson Giolito [S]
2016: Harpiks / *** by Ane Riel [D]
2015: Eremitten / The Hermit by Thomas Rydahl [D]
2014: Den siste pilegrimen / The Last Pilgrim by Gard Sveen [N]
2013: Jakthundene / The Hunting Dogs by Jørn Lier Horst [N]
2012: Det syvende barn / The Seventh Child by Erik Valeur [D]
2011: Den döende detektiven / The Dying Detective by Leif G. W. Persson [S]
✔ 2010: Flaskepost far P / A Conspiracy of Faith by Jussi Adler-Olsen [D] ★★★★
2009: Nattfåk / The Darkest Room by Johan Theorin [S]
✔ 2008: Luftslottet som sprängdes / The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest by Stieg Larsson [S] ★★★★★
2007: Ystävät kaukana / Far away friends by Matti Rönkä [F]
✔ 2006: Män som hatar kvinnor / The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson [S] ★★★★★
2005: Odjuret / Beast by Anders Roslund & Börje Hellström [S]
2004: Hjemsøkt / Haunted by Kurt Aust (Kurt Østergaard) [N/D]
✔ 2003: Grafarþögn / Silence of the Grave by Arnaldur Indriðason [I] ★★★
✔ 2002: Mýrin / Jar City by Arnaldur Indriðason [I] ★★★
2001: Saknad / Missing by Karin Alvtegen [S]
2000: Carambole / Hour of the Wolf by Håkan Nesser [S]
1999: Limes billede / Lime’s Photograph by Leif Davidsen [D]
✔ 1998: Flaggermusmannen / The Bat by Jo Nesbø [N] ★★
✔ 1997: Se dig ikke tilbake! / Don’t Look Back by Karin Fossum [N] ★★★
1996: Nattsug / Night Swoon by Fredrik Skagen [N]
1995: Masken i spejlet / *** by Erik Otto Larsen [D]
1994: Sub Rosa / *** by Kim Småge [N]
1993: Frøken Smillas fornemmelse for sne / Smilla’s Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg [D]
✔ 1992 : Mördare utan ansikte / Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell [S] ★★★

*** Not yet published in English



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