Pia Juul The Murder of Halland

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When Halland is found murdered almost right outside his door, his widow, Bess, is of course the prime suspect. She isn't worried about that, though, but about the daughter she abandoned years ago. As the police investigate, the slightly cantankerous Bess instead follows a trail of her own regrets and misapprehensions.

Atmospheric and haunted by the uncanny, The Murder of Halland is anything but your typical whodunnit. It won Denmark's most important literary prize, Den Danske Banks Litteraturpris, and its English translation was longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Prize.

Pia Juul has published five books of poetry, two short story collections and two novels.

Martin Aitken is a translator living in rural Denmark.

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Pia Juul: Pia Juul has published five books of poetry, two short story collections and two novels. The Murder of Halland won Denmark’s most important literary prize, Den Danske Banks litteraturpris. She has translated Ali Smith and Alain de Botton into Danish.

Martin Aitken: Martin Aitken has translated a score of books into English and Danish, including Janne Teller’s Nothing (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum and Strident Publishing) which received both a Printz Honor and a Batchelder Honor, the most prestigious awards for young adult fiction in the US. In 2012 he was awarded the American-Scandinavian Foundation’s Nadia Christensen Translation Prize. His translation of Pia Juul's The Murder of Halland was longlisted for The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2012 and for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2014. Recent translations are The Elephant Keepers' Children by Peter Høeg (Harvill & Secker/Other Press), likewise longlisted for the IMPAC award in 2014, and Dorthe Nors' Karate Chop (Graywolf Press/A Public Space). He has also recently translated three crime thrillers by Nordic noir phenomenon Jussi Adler-Olsen for Penguin (Dutton in the US). Forthcoming work includes novels by Helle Helle (to be published in November 2014 by Harvill Secker) and Kim Leine (2015 by Atlantic Books). Martin Aitken lives in rural Denmark.

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'Bess sticks in the mind as a brilliantly drawn character.' Christina Petrie, TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT ------- 'Anything but a standard crime novel. The mystery at its heart is the mystery we are to each other; it is written in succinct, sometimes surreal prose.' ECONOMIST ------- 'A disturbing and painful account of a woman whose world has been knocked off its axis.' Laura Wilson, GUARDIAN ------- 'A masterclass in literary sleight of hand.' Pam Norfolk, LANCASHIRE EVENING POST ------- 'Just as Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose made crime fiction appear intellectual, so Pia Juul's The Murder of Halland dismantles the rules of an entire genre.' DAGENS NYHETER ------- 'Pia Juul is a dazzling writer with natural, biting dialogue. And the descriptions of the sun's play on the fiord are so beautiful that they could have been lifted from Albert Camus' The Stranger.' EXTRA BLADET

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