31 December 2009

Tiina wins award from Swedish Academy!

A nice Christmas present arrived by phone from the Swedish Academy: a special award for Tiina for her contributions to “the introduction of Swedish culture abroad.” Cited in particular were her translations of works by Per Olov Enquist, Bodil Jönsson, Astrid Lindgren, and Klas Östergren. Here's a photo of the home of the Swedish Academy and the Nobel Museum in the old Stock Exchange building in Gamla Stan. (Thanks to Galen Frysinger of Sheboygan for the loan of the pic — a much better photographer than I, and with much better weather.)

30 December 2009

#1 Fiction of 2009 at Barnes & Noble

Yes, The Girl Who Played with Fire was picked #1 Fiction book of 2009 on Barnes & Noble's website. Way to go, Stieg!

25 December 2009

Stieg Larsson's Best of 2009 on Amazon.com

Stieg took the following honors on Amazon.com this week for The Girl Who Played with Fire:

Customers' Top 10 Mystery & Thrillers — #4

Top 100 Editors' Picks — #7

Top 100 Customer Favorites — #25

And if you like the cover of TGWPWF, be sure to vote for it on Amazon!