We are continuing our creative literary interviews series with HLA’s writers! Young Antti Rönkä talks about his widely discussed debut novel Off the Ground, his readers and future plans. And of course, no interview without our beloved questionnaire! Full interview can be found here.
We are continuing our creative literary interviews series with HLA’s writers! Finlandia Prize-awarded Riikka Pelo, the author of the incredibly painful, deeply multilayered, breathtaking reflection of our time All that Is Alive discusses compassion, Rilke’s angels and our cultural roots. And of course, the beloved questionnaire! Read the interview here.
Piia Leino’s EU Prize for Literature winning novel Heaven has been sold to Widnograg in Poland.
Heaven is a dystopian thriller set in Helsinki of 2050s. In it, topical issues such as climate change, growing inequality, technological inventions’ power and nationalist movements form a page-turning read.
Heaven has gotten glowing reviews in Finland. In addition to the European Union Prize for Literature 2019 it won the Helsinki Metropolitan Library Helmet Literature Prize given to the future classic of Finnish literature.