Dark As My Heart nominated for the Petrona Award
Dark As My Heart, a moody and heartfelt novel written by Antti Tuomainen and translated by your faithful correspondent, has been nominated for the Petrona Award, given each year to a Nordic crime novel in English translation.
Here is what the judges have to say about Dark As My Heart:
Tuomainen’s powerful and involving literary crime novel has a mesmerising central concept: thirty-year-old Aleksi is sure he knows who was behind his mother’s disappearance two decades ago, but can he prove it? And to what extent does his quest for justice mask an increasingly unhealthy obsession with the past? Rarely has atmosphere in a Nordic Noir novel been conjured so evocatively.