This week C.J. Tudor travelled to the Krimfestivalen in Oslo, Norway, and was awarded The Golden Bullet Award for her debut novel, The Chalk Man.

The Golden Bullet Award highlights translated crime fiction published during the past year and The Chalk Man was one of six titles shortlisted for the prize.

The Chalk Man continues to do well internationally, with figures announced this week from the Czech Republic surpassing 20,000 copies since its publication there in October.

It’s been winning accolades domestically too. Last year, C.J. Tudor  was one of six shortlisted in the highly competitive Crime & Thriller category at the National Book Awards for The Chalk Man, alongside Ian RankinRobert GalbraithBelinda BauerErin Kelly and Val McDermid; some of the most celebrated crime writers the country has to offer.

To date, The Chalk Man has been shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Steel Dagger Award and has sold into 40 foreign territories.

C.J. Tudor’s second novel, The Taking of Annie Thorne was published in the UK and US last month. It has sold 3,067 copies since publication, and is currently at No. 1 in Amazon’s Classic Horror section.