We are thrilled to announce that Negar Naseh and David Sandström has been nominated with Death of A Farmer for best Swedish debut by the Swedish Crime Academy 2023.
The book has been praised by readers and critics alike and landed on the top ten bestseller chart at Akademibokhandeln.
This is one of this year’s strongest crime debuts /…/… a particularly well written novel about not one, but rather many crimes …
Lotta Olsson, Dagens Nyheter
An extremely well-written and unpredictable mystery, but above all it’s a portrayal of the Westro Bothnian villages that seethe with life and is at its best when it stops at the people in the village.
One can only congratulate Negar Naseh and David Sandström for finding their very own tone, their own linguistic twists and for writing a crime novel that’s absolutely impossible to resist. And which is convincing all the way to the unexpected resolution. Simply spotless.
…the relation between the people is what impresses the most. […] I’m grateful that this crime story is not gorging on serious violence, but at the same time is not afraid of the potential violence that many carry inside of them. This is the first installment in a series, and I’d be happy to meet Marita and Bahar again.
The couple Negar Naseh and David Sandström stand for one of this year’s best Swedish crime debuts: Death of a farmer .
Anders Kapp, Svenska Deckarakademin
The award ceremoni will be held on the weekend of 3rd December.