We are celebrating National Crime Reading Month, hosted by the Crime Writers’ Association, by recommending some fabulous translated crime novels. It was incredibly difficult to narrow this down to just ten novels as there are a host of amazing books out there to choose from. Originating countries include Iceland, Norway, France, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Canada, and Uruguay. We are also celebrating of course, the translators, they have the incredibly difficult and I’m sure rewarding task of ensuring a seamless translation, so much so, that while reading you forget a translator was even involved. Some of these novels are award winning best-sellers in their country of origin. These are books that thrill, not only with the great writing and translation, but also the exploration of a different country.
If you're a lover of translated crime, you must take a look at the LoveReading LitFest, our all year round digital book and literature festival. One of the pillars of the festival is translated fiction - and thus far we have spoken to Mercedes Rosende and her translator Tim Gutteridge about Crocodile Tears, Kjell Ola Dahl in conversation about The Assistant and Simone Buchholz about her protagonist Chastity Riley and her latest book Hotel Cartagena...and more. Check out the LitFest now and become a subscriber for as little as £6 per month to access the growing archive of fabulous events - and all of the new content which is released each and every week.