The Ice Pick

Ísnálin

The Ice Pick (Ísöxin) is awarded to the translator and author of the best crime novel translated to Icelandic each year. The award is given by Iceland Noir – The International Crime Fiction Festival, The Icelandic Association of Translators and Interpreters, and The Icelandic Crime Society. Nominations are announced on Raymond Chandler‘s birthday, July 23rd. Chandler introduced the ice pick as a murder weapon in the crime story The Little Sister (1949).

 

2022

Bjarni Jónsson: Kalmann (Kalmann) by Joachim B. Schmidt

Other Nominated books

Árni Óskarsson: Örvænting (Zashchita Luzhina) by Vladímír Nabokov 

Ísak Harðarson: Spegilmennið (Spegelmannen) by Lars Kepler

Jón Hallur Stefánsson: Dauðahliðið (The Midnight Line) by Lee Child

Ingunn Snædal: Þögla ekkjan (Den tavse enke) by Sara Blædel

2021

Halla Kjartansdóttir: Þerapistinn (Terapeuten) by Helene Flood 

Other Nominated books

Ísak Harðarson: Eldum björn (Koka björn) by Mikael Niemi

Nanna B. Þórsdóttir: Eplamaðurinn (Mercedes-snittet) by Hanne Mette Hancock

Nanna B. Þórsdóttir: Blekkingarleikur (Deadly Charade) by Kristina Ohlsson

Sigurður Karlsson: Snerting hins illa (Mefiston kosketus) by Max Seeck

2020

Hilmar Hilmarsson: 1793 by Niklas Natt och Dag

other Nominated books

Brynja Cortes Andrésdóttir: Annabelle by Lina Bengtsdotter
Hrafnhildur Guðmundsdóttir: Múttan (La Daronne) by Hannelore Cayre
Ísak Harðarson: Feilspor (Felsteg) by Maria Adolfsson
Uggi Jónsson: Gauksins gal (The Cuckoo's Calling) by Robert Galbraith

2019

Friðrik Rafnsson. Þrír dagar og eitt líf (Troi jours et une vie) by Pierre Lemaitre

other Nominated books

Þórdís Bachmann: Glerstofan (The Glass Room) by Anne Cleeves
Nanna B. Þórsdóttir: Líkblómið (Ligblomsten) by Anne Mette Hancock
Elín Guðmundsdóttir: Mínus átján gráður (Arton grader minus) by Stefan Ahnhem
Einar Arnar Stefánsson: Stúlkan með snjóinn í hárinu (Flickan med snö i håret) by Ninni Schulman

2018

Bjarni Gunnarsson: Sonurinn (Sønnen) by Jo Nesbø

other Nominated books

Friðrik Rafnsson: Barnagæla (Chanson douce) by Leila Slimani
Árni Óskarsson: Ég er að spá í að slútta þessu (I'm Thinking of Ending Things) by Ian Reid
Friðrika Benónýsdóttir: Konan í glugganum (The Woman in the Window) eftir A.J. Finn
Sigrún Ástríður Eiríksdóttir: Ósýnilegi verndarinn (El guardián invisible) eftir Dolores Redondo

 

2017

Snjólaug Bragadóttir: Hrafnamyrkur (Raven Black) by Anne Cleeves

other Nominated books

Magnea J. Matthíasdóttir: Speglabókin (The Book of Mirrors) by E. O. Chirovici
Snjólaug Bragadóttir: Hrafnamyrkur (Raven Black) by Ann Cleeves
Ingunn Snædal: Hjónin við hliðina (The Couple Next Door) by Shari Lapena
Þórdís Bachmann: 13 tímar (13 uur) by Deon Meyer
Bjarni Gunnarsson: Löggan (Politi) by Jo Nesbø

2016

Ragna Sigurðardóttir: Konan í myrkrinu (Daglicht) by Marion Pauw

other nominated books

Þórdís Bachmann: Hin myrku djúp (Hidden Depths) by Ann Cleeves
Sigurður Karlsson: Kólibrímorðin (Kolibri) by Kati Hiekkapelto
Bjarni Gunnarsson: Meira blóð (Mere blod) by Jo Nesbø
Eiríkur Brynjólfsson: Sjöunda barnið (Det syvende barn) by Erik Valeur

2015

Bjarni Gunnarsson: Blóð í snjónum (Blod på snø) by Jo Nesbø

other nominated books

Bjarni Gunnarsson: Afturgangan (Gjenferd) by Jo Nesbø
Friðrik Rafnsson: Alex (Alex) by Pierre Lemaitre
Bjarni Jónsson: Konan í lestinni (The Girl on the Train) by Paula Hawkins
Elín Guðmundsdóttir: Syndlaus (I grunden utan skuld) by Viveca Sten

2014

Friðrik Rafnsson: Sannleikurinn um mál Harrys Quebert (La Vérité sur l’affaire Harry Quebert) by Joël Dicker

other nominated books

Sigurður Karlsson: Að gæta bróður míns (Veljeni vartija) by Antti Tuomainen
Bjarni Gunnarsson: Brynhjarta (Panserhjerte) by Jo Nesbø
Bjarni Jónsson: Hún er horfin (Gone Girl) by Gillian Flynn
Ævar Örn Jósepsson: Manneskja án hunds (Människa utan hund) by Håkan Nesser