Kati Hiekkapelto has been shortlisted for The Glass Key Award with her second novel THE DEFENCELESS in the Anna Fekete Series. The winner will be announced in July/August (the exact date is to be announced).
The novel is currently also shortlisted for Petrona Award in the UK for the best Scandinavian crime title of the year, and it has been awarded as The Best Crime Novel of the year in Finland.
Kati Hiekkapelto is currently touring Britain and appearing at several festivals, as well as on her British publisher’s book tour that is taking over e.g. the Piccadilly Waterstones. Afterwards Kati will continue to the US to attend the Bay Area Book Festival in San Francisco in early June.
In the US, Foreword Reviews magazine will publish a review on THE DEFENCELESS in their summer edition, here is a taster: “With The Defenceless, this masterful storyteller has brewed up a savory tale of crime and police methodology that, seasoned with friendship, compassion, and hope, satisfies on all levels.”
The rights for Anna Fekete series have been sold to 9 territories.