More praise for Jingle Land, Miina Supinen’s holiday-themed satire

Supinen_Mantelimaa_cover WSOYJingle Land (WSOY 2015), Miina Supinen’s Tim Burton-esque tale of winter holidays gone awry, continues to garner glowing reviews. Critics are complimenting Supinen’s skillful mix of irony, absurdity and humanity.

The novel is set in an over-the-top adult theme park ruled by a man obsessed with two things: Christmas and his childhood crush, a former pop star named Molli. Contact the Agency for an English sample and synopsis!

Praise for Jingle Land:

”Supinen is a talented social critic…she has managed to infuse Jingle Land with both criticism of our entertainment-and-sex-obsessed time and a strong narrative.”
Turun Sanomat newspaper, Finland

”Supinen’s prose is a showcase of sharp dialogue…In spite of the fact that she depicts a shallow-seeming artificial reality, the story has a deeper undercurrent. On the background is her criticism of the fact that this artificial reality has become everyday life.”
Oulun Ylioppilaslehti (The University of Oulu student newspaper), Finland

”Miina Supinen’s prose grabs and befriends a reader, and off we go. A delightful read!”
Kirjavinkit (”Book Tips”) literature blog, Finland

Jingle Land is fantastic. Miina Supinen’s prose flows smoothly, grinning as it moves along. I enjoyed the irony shining between the lines.”
Morren maailma (”Morre’s World”) literature blog, Finland

“The novel deals with serious topics under the guise of a comedy. Supinen encapsulates reality through a skillful use of cliches, and dismantles mundane, one-track thinking.”
Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, Finland

“The story’s perceptive narrator puts many of our society’s ossified conceptions through the wringer.”
Me Naiset magazine, Finland

“This is a must-buy Christmas gift for someone who isn’t a huge fan of Christmas as backwards as this idea may seem.”
Mari A:n kirjablogi (“Mari A’s Book Blog”), Finland

About the author:

Miina Supinen (b. 1976) is a journalist, essayist and author known for her distinctive mix of playfulness and psychological insight. Her critically acclaimed novels and short stories have a dedicated fan following. Nominated for the Helsingin Sanomat Literature Prize, her novel Jelly
Control (WSOY 2007), is a cult classic, and her collection of short stories Land of the Apatosaurus
(WSOY 2010) was nominated for the 2010 Runeberg Prize. Supinen was also selected as one
of Finland’s best young novelists by Granta (2014).

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Original publisher: FINLAND, WSOY
CZECH REPUBLIC, Nakladatelství Brána  (Ray Girl)
DENMARK, Turbine (Ray Girl)
GERMANY, Suhrkamp (Ray Girl and Jelly Control)

Reading materials: Jingle Land
English sample
English synopsis
Finnish edition

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Miina Supinen


Miina Supinen (b. 1976) is a journalist, essayist and author. Her critically acclaimed novels and short stories have a dedicated fan following, and many consider her the funniest, most effervescent female writer in Finland. Nominated for the Helsingin Sanomat Debut Book of the Year Award in 2007, her novel Jelly Control (Liha tottelee kuria, WSOY 2007), is a cult classic. The collection of short stories, Land of the Apatosaurus (Apatosauruksen maa, WSOY 2010), was nominated for the 2010 Runeberg Prize.

Based on Supinen’s radio plays, Violet Jawbone’s Career Guide (Orvokki Leukaluun urakirja, WSOY 2013) was published in the spring of 2013. Ray Girl (Säde, WSOY 2013), is a mystical love story examining death, beauty, love, religion, sexual norms and culture clashes. Her latest book, Jingle Land (Mantelimaa, Tammi 2015), is a darkly comical look at Christmas obsession gone awry.

 

Bibliography


Miina Supinen

Jingle Land

2015, Literary


Miina Supinen

Ray Girl

2013, Literary


Miina Supinen

Jelly Control

2007, Literary


Miina Supinen

Madeleine and Michelin’s Cooking Club

2018, Middle-Grade

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