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Topic: Wall Street Journal: Fiction's Global Crime Wave (7/2/10)

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Subject: Wall Street Journal: Fiction's Global Crime Wave (7/2/10)
Date Posted: 7/3/2010 1:11 AM ET
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"The flood of imported crime fiction is striking given American publishers' longstanding resistance to works in translation."  They essentially don't want to miss the next Steig Larrson.  This is a good article discussing how authors from Japan, Nigeria, Korea, Italy, Germany, South Africa, Latin America, and Scandinavian countries are being courted by U.S. publishers resulting in a new wave of detective fiction that's broadening and redefining the classic genre.  Sales of American fiction are decreasing as European and Asian publishers are looking more closely at writers in their own countries.  In Europe and Japan, suspense writing is regarded as a serious literary endeavor rather than a form of mass entertainment and crime novels take top literary prizes.  BTW, many of the authors mentioned are well known on PBS Mystery & Thriller Discussion Forum.  The full article is at:  www.WSJ.com/Books

Date Posted: 7/3/2010 12:33 PM ET
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Thank  you for posting this really interesting article. I added a lot of new authors to my wishlist!

Date Posted: 7/3/2010 1:23 PM ET
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Me, too.  Not much room left on my WL.