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Anne Leinonen

Award-winning author of adult and YA fiction with stories combining a seamless mix of magical realism, Finnish folk tradition, future fantasy, and world-building and exploration.


Katja Pantzar

Writer, editor and broadcast journalist. Born in Finland and raised in Canada, with stints in the UK and New Zealand, Katja now lives in Helsinki with her family.


Leena Parkkinen

Author of three prize-winning adults’ novels set in 20th century Europe about people living at the margins society.


Maria Turtschaninoff

Prize-winning author known for crafting lyrical, historically inspired fantasy stories starring strong female protagonists.


Max Seeck

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


Tuutikki Tolonen

Author of warmly absurdist middle-grade novels where monsters work as nannies and bathrobes talk, with the everyday and the fantastic interacting seamlessly.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Anne Leinonen


Anne Leinonen (b.1973) is a multiple-award winning, key author, tutor and editor of Finnish science fiction and fantasy. Her most recent publication is the first volume of a YA urban fantasy duology, Bookwitch (Kirjanoita), which will be followed by Witchbook (Noitakirja) in 2018. 

Leinonen’s short stories have been published in magazines and anthologies, earning her several Atorox awards (voted for by fans). Her science fiction novels, Viivamaalari and Ilottomien ihmisten kylä were published to positive reviews, as well as a trilogy, Routasisarukset, written in collaboration with Eija Lappalainen, In addition to writing YA and adult fiction, she has now started to work on audio and television dramas.

Anne Leinonen moves fluidly between science fiction and fantasy. Her texts deal with themes of otherness and unfamiliarity, as well as conflicts between the community and the individual. Nature plays an important part in her work, as a vehicle for the story, the stage of action and on a symbolic level. Leinonen’s prose is taut, with no superficial descriptions. Instead, she takes her readers right in to the middle of events and the lives of her characters. Her use of language shows talent and uniqueness, favouring experimentation with different styles and often works on several pieces at the same time. She is especially renowned for her collaborations with other writers.