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Le Point’s European Crime Fiction Prize

This Prize is awarded every year to a French or European crime fiction novel.

Since its creation in 2003, this prize has been given to Laura Grimaldi’s La Faute, Bill James’ Protection, Laura Wilson’s The Lover, Giancarlo de Cataldo’s Romanzo Criminale, John Harvey’s Ash&Bone, Arnaldur Indridason’s L’Homme du lac, Philip Kerr’s La mort entre autres, Pierre Lemaitre’ s Cadres noirs et Declan Hugues’ The Colour of Blood.

 

Like every year, the jury will award its prize during Quais du Polar. In 2012 a list of 9 titles has been made among all the novels chosen by publishers:

Natacha Calestrémé’s Le Testament des abeilles (Albin Michel)

Donato Carrisi’s Il tribunale delle anime (Calmann-Lévy)

Marc Charuel’s Le Jour où tu dois mourir  (Albin Michel)

Víctor Del Árbol’s La Tristeza del Samurái (Actes Sud)

R.J. Ellory’s Saints of New York  (Sonatine)

Carin Gerhardsen’s Mamma, pappa, barn (Fleuve Noir)

Stuart Neville’s The Ghosts of Belfast  (Rivages)

Domingo Villar’s La playa de los ahogados  (Liana Levi)

S.J. Watson’s Before I Go to Sleep (Sonatine)

 

The 2012 Prix Le Point  for European crime fiction has been given to Victor del Arbol, for La Tristeza del Samurái (The Sadness of the Samurai) (Actes sud, 2011). It was presented by Jean-Louis Debré, President of the jury, during the opening night of Quais du Polar festival.