Thursday, October 10, 2013

FILI Award to Leena Krohn

Leena Krohn

The Finnish Literature Society has given their annual Aleksis Kivi Fund award to Leena Krohn.

Krohn receives the cash prize of 15,000 € in recognition of her lifetime work of high quality, ethically non-compromising literature. Krohn started publishing in 1970 an is still active. The jury commends the blend of scientific rationality and surrealist fantasy in her works that also ponder serious ethical questions and cares for the state of nature.

More info is available from FILI.

An English translation of Krohn’s Datura just came out, and is available as an ebook.

Photo by Soppakanuuna on Wikimedia Commons.

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