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Elina Backman

Elina Backman, 37, is a media & marketing professional living in Helsinki, in an old wooden 1920 house […]


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Essentially the only contemporary academic researcher who has published several articles on the topic of the meaning of life with a unique perspective on the science of happiness.


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Jessikka Aro (born 1980) is a Finnish journalist working for Finland’s public service broadcaster Yle. In September 2014, […]


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Award-winning author and literary scholar. Her novels verge on postmodern and experiment with form and language in an extremely reader-friendly manner.

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Max Seeck

The Debut Thriller Award-winning author of page-turning Nordic Noir thrillers that develop at a breakneck speed.


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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Hanna-Riikka Kuisma


Hanna-Riikka Kuisma (b. 1978) is a writer, art critic and columnist from Pori. Her latest novel, High-Rise, was nominated for the Finlandia Prize, and was awarded the Art Prize of the Satakunta Arts Council in 2019. Block of Flats is Kuisma’s sixth novel.

Kuisma’s works explore the dark sides of modern society and the human mind. The intense atmosphere, black humor and the surgically accurate descriptions are balanced by the colorful visuals and poetic language.