The nominees are:
- Iceland: Arnaldur Indriðason for Harðskafi (Hypothermia)
- Sweden: Johan Theorin for Nattfåk (Night Blizzard)
- Denmark: Lene Kaaberbøl & Agnete Friis for Drengen i kufferten (The Boy in the Suitcase)
- Finland: Marko Kilpi for Jäätyneitä ruusuja (Frozen Roses)
- Norway: Vidar Sundstøl for Drømmenes land (The Land of Dreams)
There will be a panel discussion with the authors afterwards, and on Saturday there will be lectures, followed by a panel discussion with the participation of Jo Nesbø, Diane Wei Liang and Yrsa Sigurðardóttir.
Unfortunately, none of the Scandinavian books are available at a library I have access to, and none have so far been translated into Icelandic, so I have had no opportunity to read them.