Laura Lindstedt dazzles critics with Oneiron

OneironAug2015Oneiron (Teos 2015), author Laura Lindstedt’s awaited follow-up to her 2007 Finlandia Prize-nominated Scissors (Teos), arrived in Finnish bookstores last week.

Set in an undefined white space in which seven women meet just seconds after their deaths, Oneiron is receiving a veritable standing ovation from critics. Many are praising Lindstedt’s rich characterizations, bold and inimitable prose and ability to mix narrative styles.

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Praise for Oneiron:

”Lindstedt’s debut Scissors was a 2007 Finlandia Prize nominee, and it would be a surprise if Oneiron doesn’t receive the same honor, in the very least. On an international scale this is an exceptionally bright pearl of high literature – a novel that is close to perfect.
Aamulehti newspaper, Finland

”Lindstedt’s prose offers many things that can’t be conceptualized…they can simply be felt. Lindstedt doesn’t shy away from her ambition, and writes deep, high literature that is becoming more and more rare…Oneiron is likely to earn its place among the international best of Finnish literature.”
Kannesta canteen, sivuista sivuille (“Cover to Cover, Page to Page”) literature blog, Finland

”I’ve never read anything like Oneiron. In the best possible way.”
Lukutoukan kulttuuriblogi (”Bookworm’s Literature Blog”), Finland

About Oneiron:

Performance artist Shlomith from New York, chief accountant Polina from Moscow, heart transplant patient Rosa Imaculada from Brazil, upper-crust Nina of Marseilles who is expecting twins, cancer patient Wlbgis from the Netherlands, aspiring model Maimuna from Senegal and Austrian teenager Ulrike have all ended up in an empty, blank space. Time, as we understand it, has ceased to exist, and all bodily sensations seem to have disappeared.

Lindstedt plays with genres from essay to poetry, transitioning from humor to rage – while asking her reader to contemplate the question of death’s inevitability.

RIGHTS SOLD: ONEIRON
Original publisher: FINLAND, Teos

RIGHTS SOLD: SCISSORS
Original publisher: FINLAND, Teos
DENMARK, Turbine

Prizes
Nominated for the Helsingin Sanomat Literature Prize 2007
Nominated for the Finlandia Prize 2007

Reading material: Oneiron
English excerpt
English sample available in October!
English synopsis
Finnish edition

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Laura Lindstedt


Laura Lindstedt (b. 1976) became a critical darling with her adoption-themed debut novel Scissors (Sakset, Teos 2007), which earned her a nomination for the Finlandia Prize, the country’s most prestigious literary honour. She is currently revising her Ph.D. thesis on French author Nathalie Sarraute. Lindstedt’s second novel Oneiron (Teos 2015) is a work of speculative fiction that takes place in the mysterious moments that follow one’s death. Oneiron has continued Lindstedt’s critical success, earning her the coveted 2015 Finlandia Prize.

Bibliography


Laura Lindstedt

Oneiron

2015, Literary


Laura Lindstedt

Scissors

2007, Literary

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