Tuesday, October 21, 2008
THE ACCOLADES CONTINUE TO POUR IN FOR
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
In addition to Stieg Larsson winning the International Author of the Year at the ITV3 Crime & Thriller Awards, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has won the prestigious South African Exclusive Books Boeke Prize.
Previous winners have included The Book Thief, The Kite Runner, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Life of Pi and Atonement so it is in illustrious company.
The terribly sad thing about all this success is that Stieg Larsson died before the first of his trilogy was published.
And the American edition of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is getting rave reviews, (note the different US cover, of course!):
Combine the chilly Swedish backdrop and moody psychodrama of a Bergmanmovie with the grisly pyrotechnics of a serial-killer thriller’
`The biggest Swedish phenomenon since Abba’
the coolest crime-fighting sidekick to come along in many years’Washington Post