The International Crime Fiction Convention, Crimefest (Bristol, 24-27 May 2012) will feature the launch of the book version of The Killing in the presence of the author, David Hewson, and members of the cast. I don’t know of other crime fictions which have had quite the journey of Forbrydelsen/The Killing: originally a Danish TV-drama, which was subsequently shown in many countries sometimes dubbed or subtitled as in Britain; it was then remade into an American TV-series set in Seattle and not in Copenhagen, and now made into an English language book without a Danish original. I should be interested to learn who would wish to read the book, and from those who actually did read it, what it was like.
I am also thinking about the difference in versions between the Danish and the American TV-series after reading this interesting article in The New York Times: Danes Do Murder Differently. I am certain that issues of translation, remediation, globalisation of popular culture etc. could be enlightened by these examples.
Crimefest in Bristol will also be visited by a number of well-known Nordic writers such as Yrsa Sigurdadottir, Ragnar Jonasson, Gunnar Staalesen, Åsa Larsson, Thomas Enger, and the winners of the 2011 CWA International Dagger, Anders Roslund & Börge Hellström (with Three Seconds, published by Quercus and translated from the Swedish by Kari Dickson).