Jukka Viikilä’s Watercolours from a Seaside City awarded with Kaarle Prize

Jukka Viikilä has received Kaarle Prize for his Finlandia prize winning novel Watercolours from a Seaside City.

The publisher of Gummerus, Anna Baijars, described the title by saying that “The novel shows that you can say a lot by saying a little, and that silence itself can tell a story. The author has found ‘the elegance that can be found only by someone who has an ability to look’, like Engel says in Viikilä’s book.”

Kaarle Prize is given out by Gummerus in the honor of the founder of the publishing house, Kaarle Jaakko Gummerus.