Johanna Sinisalo selected as Guest of Honour at Worldcon 2017 in Helsinki!

SinisaloAug2015We are thrilled to announce that award-winning author Johanna Sinisalo, known as ”the master of Finnish Weird,” has been named Guest of Honour at the 75th annual Worldcon in 2017.

Established in 1939, the World Science Fiction Convention is held in a different city each year; Helsinki, Finland has been selected as the host of Worldcon 2017!

Johanna Sinisalo is well-known around the world for her imaginative, socially critical and darkly humorous writing. Her numerous accolades include the 2000 Finlandia Prize for Not Before Sundown (Troll: A Love Story; Tammi). Sinisalo has also been selected as guest of honour for Eurocon 2016, a notable European science fiction convention held in Barcelona, Spain.

Sinisalo’s most recent work, The Core of the Sun (Teos 2013), will be published in the U.S. by Grove Atlantic in 2016. The critically acclaimed novel depicts a dystopian version of Finland in which sex has been turned into a commodity, and women have been bred into two subspecies based on their ability to provide pleasure and bear children. Contact the Agency for a full English text!

The Blood of Angels (Teos 2011), published in the U.S and UK by Peter Owen in 2014, received starred reviews from Library Journal and Booklist, as well as praise from Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly.

Sinisalo’s upcoming novel, Iron Sky: Renate’s Story (working title) is inspired by the 2012 cult film Iron Sky, at which Sinisalo worked as one of the original concept developers. German rights have been acquired by Klett-Cotta.

RIGHTS SOLD: IRON SKY: RENATE’S STORY
GERMANY, Klett-Cotta

RIGHTS SOLD: THE CORE OF THE SUN
Original publisher:
FINLAND, Teos
CZECH REPUBLIC, Euromedia
FRANCE, Actes Sud
GERMANY, Klett-Cotta
WORLD ENGLISH, Grove Atlantic

RIGHTS SOLD: THE BLOOD OF ANGELS
Original publisher:
FINLAND, Teos
WORLD ENGLISH, Peter Owen
FRANCE, Actes Sud
POLAND, Foksal

RIGHTS SOLD: BIRDBRAIN
Original publisher: FINLAND, Teos
FRANCE, Actes Sud
NORWAY, Vega
UK, Peter Owen

RIGHTS SOLD: NOT BEFORE SUNDOWN (TROLL – A LOVE STORY)
Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi
ALBANIA, Dituria
BRAZIL, Devir
BULGARIA, Perseus
CZECH REPUBLIC, One Woman Press
FRANCE, Actes Sud
GERMANY, Tropen
JAPAN, Sunmark
LATVIA, Atena
LITHUANIA, Vaga
POLAND, Terytoria
RUSSIA, Amphora
SLOVENIA, Modrijan
SPAIN, Poliedro
SWEDEN, Wahlstrom & Widstrand
UK, Peter Owen
U.S, Grove Atlantic

PRIZES
Finlandia Prize 2000 (Not Before Sundown/Troll – A Love Story)
James Tiptree, Jr. Award 2004 (Not Before Sundown/Troll – A Love Story)
Nominated for the Nebula Awards 2008 (Baby Doll)
P. E. Svinhufvud Award 2011 (The Blood of Angels)
The Young Aleksis Kivi Prize 2009, 2012 (Birdbrain, The Blood of Angels)
Nominated for the Prix Escapades 2012 (Birdbrain)
Nominated for the Tähtivaeltaja (“Star Traveller”) award 2014

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Johanna Sinisalo


Johanna Sinisalo (b. 1958) is one of Finland’s most successful and internationally acclaimed authors. Praised by readers and critics alike, she has won several literary prizes, among them the Finlandia Prize in 2000 and the James Tiptree, Jr. Award in 2004. Johanna Sinisalo has been nominated for the Prix Escapades 2012, the Tähtivaeltaja (“Star Traveller”) award in 2014 and the Nebula Award in 2008. Her works have been translated into 19 languages.

Bibliography


Johanna Sinisalo

The Core of the Sun

2013, Fantasy & S/F


Johanna Sinisalo

The Blood of Angels

2011, Fantasy & S/F


Johanna Sinisalo

Birdbrain

2008, Fantasy & S/F


Johanna Sinisalo

Not Before Sundown

2000, Fantasy & S/F


Johanna Sinisalo

Hidden Powers

2010, Fantasy & S/F


Johanna Sinisalo

The Land of Mobius

2010, Middle-Grade


Johanna Sinisalo

The Glass-Eye

2006, Fantasy & S/F


Johanna Sinisalo

The Handless Kings and Other Disturbing Tales

2005, Fantasy & S/F


Johanna Sinisalo

Renate’s Story

2018, Fantasy & S/F

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