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. It was awarded the Tampere Literary Prize and nominated for the Botnia Prize. Laitinen is also a musician and a performing artist.
Here you can find a short interview with the author that will give you an even more comprehensive picture of his work.
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