Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Finnish Sf in German

Just in time for the Frankfurt Book Fair (where Finland is a Guest of Honour this year) there are some interesting sf releases in German. The first part of Salla Simukka’s Snow White Trilogy, So rot vie Blut (As Red As Blood), has been published by Arena. Emmi Itäranta’s acclaimed Der Geschmack von Wasser (Memory of Water) has also seen a German release by DTV/Reihe Hanser, and Johanna Sinisalo’s Finnisches Feuer (The Core of the Sun) was published earlier this year by Klett-Cotta. And in children’s literature Hanser has published Hannele Huovi’s award-winning fairy tale book Die Federkette (The Feather Chain).

In upcoming releases there will be Miina Supinen’s Drei ist keiner zu viel (Ray Girl) which isn’t sf but Miina is a writer who comes from fandom and is always worth a read. And in non-fiction, Tuula Karjalainen’s Tove Jansson – Die Biografie was also published this summer.

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