J.P. Laitinen (b. 1975) has previously published books of nonfiction and worked as an environmental journalist. He has been awarded the Lumilapio Prize for investigative journalism and the Kesko Sustainable Development Award. His debut novel Fictional (2019) was a nominee, and a second prize winner, for the Helsingin Sanomat Literature Prize. He is also a musician and a performing artist.
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