Swedish Crime Writers' Academy

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The Swedish Crime Writers' Academy (Swedish: Svenska Deckarakademin), is a Swedish organization set up in 1971 to promote the writing of detective fiction and crime fiction.[1] Originally, the academy had 13 elected members; today the number of members is 24.

Each year the Academy awards two prizes:

There are also a number of other awards (e.g.: Best debut novel) which are made on an irregular basis.


  1. ^ Swedish Crime Writers' Academy, Nationalencyklopedin, retrieved 3 January 2011 (Swedish)

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