All you have to do is read six novels in translation in 2009, either post or blog on what you read and link back to the host of the challenge.
I came across the meme at The Reading Life, and thought "here is a challenge I think I have already completed."
In fact I have read many more than 6 this year, so here are my best 6 crime fiction titles so far for 2009:
- ECHOES FROM THE DEAD, Johan Theorin (Swedish)
Bantam Dell, Delta trade paperback, 2008, ISBN 978-0-385-34221-6, 385 pages,
translated from Swedish by Marlaine Delargy.
- SHADOW, Karin Alvtegen (Swedish)
TEXT Publishing, Melbourne, 2009, written in Swedish 2007,
translated into English by McKinley Burnett 2009, ISBN 978-1-921351-97-6, 311 pages
- ARCTIC CHILL, Arnaldur Indridason
Harvill Secker, 2008, ISBN 978-1-846-55065-2, 344 pages.
Translated from Icelandic by Bernard Scudder and Victoria Cribb
- THE REDEEMER, Jo Nesbo
Published by Harvill Secker 2009, ISBN 9781846550409,
translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett, first published in Norwegian in 2005, 457 pages.
- UNSEEN, Mari Jungstedt
translated from the Swedish by Tiina Nunnally 2005, Doubleday Press 2007, originally published 2003, ISBN 978-0-61119-0, 244 pages.
- THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, Stieg Larsson
Originally published in Sweden in 2006, published in Great Britain in 2009,
translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland 2009, ISBN 978-1-84724-557-1, 569 pages.
I read many of these for the CWA International Dagger awards earlier this year.
Here are the other translated novels I've read this year if you want to check them out