The Swedish Crime Writers’ Academy (Swedish: Svenska Deckarakademin), is a Swedish organization set up in 1971 to promote the writing of detective fiction and crime fiction.
Originally, the academy had 13 elected members; today the number of members is 24. Each year the Academy awards two prizes:
The Martin Beck Award (named after the fictional detective created by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö)
The Best Swedish Crime Novel
There are also a number of other awards (e.g.: Best debut novel) which are made on an irregular basis.
. Official site (http://www.deckarakademin.se/) (Swedish)
1. ^ Swedish Crime Writers’ Academy (http://www.ne.se/svenska-deckarakademin), Nationalencyklopedin, retrieved 3
January 2011 (Swedish)
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