Anu Kaaja (b. 1984) is an author and scriptwriter who studied creative writing in Helsinki and got her MA from the University of Salford. Her debut Metamorphoslip (2015), a surrealist collection of short stories, came second in the Helsingin Sanomat Literature Prize competition. In 2017 it was awarded the Jarkko Laine Literature Prize. Leda (2017) was her first novel. It was nominated for the Runeberg Prize and awarded with Toisinkoinen Literature Prize. Kaaja’s latest novel Katie-Kate (2020) is a brilliant and disturbing story about royals, cindarellas and our times.
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