Iida Rauma

Iida Rauma (b. 1984) is a Finnish writer who has written three highly successful and prize-winning novels. Iida Rauma’s debut novel The Book of Disappearances was published in 2011 and nominated for the Helsingin Sanomat Literature Prize. Her 2015 novel Of Sex and Mathematics was nominated for the European Union Prize for Literature and won both the Kalevi Jäntti Prize and the Torch-Bearer Prize.

Her third book, Destruction, won the Finlandia Prize, the most prestigious literary award in Finland. It was also awarded the Blogistania Literary Prize for the best novel of the year as voted by Finnish book influencers, received a nomination for the Runeberg Prize, the second largest literary prize in Finland, and got an honorable mention at the European Union Prize for Literature. The jury described it as a “literary masterpiece and a unique work of art”. Destruction has been described as an amazing work of art and the most notable social novel in Finland in decades.

Iida Rauma has a master’s degree in political science with a specialisation in political history. She lives in Turku. In addition to her work as a writer, Rauma has founded a queer feminist porn magazine and has been actively opening social discussions in Finland.

(Photo: Marek Sabogal)

Destruction (2022)

On Sex and Mathematics (2015)

The Book of Disappearances (2011)