Laura Lindstedt (b. 1976) is an author and a researcher, whose first novel Scissors (2007) was nominated for the Finlandia Prize. Her second novel Oneiron (2015) was awarded the Finlandia Prize and it was nominated to Runeberg and Nordic Council Literature Prizes. Her latest novel My Friend Natalia (2019) has been sold to 12 areas.
Sinikka Vuola (b. 1972) is an author and a teacher of writing. Of her poetry collections, The Orchestra We Cannot Hear (2007) was awarded the Kalevi Jäntti Literature Prize, and The Hardest Language in the World (2013) was nominated for the Yleisradio Dancing Bear Literature Prize. Her first novel Replika (2016) was a nominee for the Runeberg Literature Prize.
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