Murder of Halland by Pia Juul longlisted for The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize
March 06th, 2013
Pia Juul's novel The Murder of Halland has been longlisted for The Independent Foreign Prize in the UK. The prize honours the best work of fiction by a living author, which has been translated into English from any other language and published in the United Kingdom.

Previous winners of the Prize include Milan Kundera in 1991 for Immortality translated by Peter Kussi; W G Sebald and translator Anthea Bell in 2002 for Austerlitz; and Per Petterson and translator Anne Born in 2006 for Out Stealing Horses. The 2012 winner was Blooms of Darkness by the Israeli author Aharon Appelfeld, translated from the Hebrew by Jeffrey M Green.

A shortlist of six books will be announced on Thursday 11 April and the overall winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2013 will be announced at an awards ceremony in central London in May at the Royal Institute of British Architects.