Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Kuvastaja Award 2009

This is a bit late, but better late than never, I guess. The 2009 Kuvastaja award for the best Finnish fantasy book was announced October 25 at the Helsinki book fair. The winner is Nainen ja Kuningas (“The Womand and The King”) by Anni Nupponen. The jury lauded the original, beautiful language of the book and the colorful world the story is set in. The story handles the theme of responsibility that comes with power and asks if you can avoid it by declining the power.

This was the first time a self-published book has won the award. The availability of the book is not good, but the Vaskikirjat small press has announced their intention of bringing the winner back in print.

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