Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Topelius Prize to Simukka

The Topelius Prize, awarded by the youth writers’ association of Finland for the best Finnish YA book published in the previous year, has been given to Salla Simukka for her novels Jäljellä (Without a Trace) and Toisaalla (Elsewhere). The novels examine the world of the youth, the pressures of society, and finding the important things in life, be it in a dystopic world almost devoid of people or in the virtual world created for the young who are in danger of being left behind by the society.

If you would be interested in these books, reading materials in English can be requested from the literary agency.

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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Itäranta Takes the World (cont’d)

In addition to previously reported sales, the novel Memory of Water by Emmi Itäranta has been sold also to Italy and Turkey. Great News!


Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Moominvalley Moves

The Moominvalley exhibition has opened in its new home in the Tampere Arts Museum. Fans of the exhibition were relieved to find out that the centrepiece of the exhibition, a 2-meter tall Moomin house survived the move intact. The museum is open daily (except on Mondays).


Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy New Year!

Merry 2013!

As it’s the first of the month, the monthly newsletter about sfnally interesting events in the Turku area is out.

Also, the pub meetings continue as usual. The first this year is on Thursday, in Teerenpeli at six. Hope to see you there!