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Crime Fiction: Reading Scars - Karin Alvtegen and Håkan Nesser - World Literature Weekend 2011
Sunday 19 June 2011
Karin Alvtegen’s psychological crime thrillers include Missing, which in 2001 won the Glass Key, the premier Nordic crime writing award, and Shadow and Betrayal. Håkan Nesser is also a Glass Key winner; his latest book to be translated into English is The Inspector and Silence, starring his detective Van Veeteren, now retired and thinking of becoming a bookseller – until a young girl goes missing from a nearby religious summer school. Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen, lecturer in Scandinavian Literature at UCL, chaired the discussion.
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