Thursday, November 4, 2010

Karin Fossum

Karin Fossum's acclaimed Inspector Sejer mystery series is available in 16 languages, and The Times [London] has called her one of the “50 Greatest Crime Writers.”

From a Q & A at the Harcourt website:

Q: Inspector Konrad Sejer first appeared in Don't Look Back (Harcourt, 2004). What do you like most about this character?

A: He is serious and decent. And he loves his work.

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Q: Originally published in Norway, your crime novels that feature Inspector Sejer have been translated into sixteen languages. How does it feel to have your books so widely published?

A: It feels strange. I look upon them as small, quiet stories.

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Q: You've been dubbed Norway's "Queen of Crime." What do you enjoy most about writing crime novels?

A: The drama. The tragedy. The psychology. The mystery.

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Q: As a writer, what's been your proudest moment?

A: When I ...[read on]
Karin Fossum's The Water's Edge made Geoffrey O'Brien's five best list of international crime fiction.

--Marshal Zeringue