Marko Hautala


Marko Hautala’s (b. 1973) unique blend of psychological thriller and realism has attracted readers of all genres, earning him a reputation as the ’Finnish Stephen King’. Skilled at generating spine-tingling fear in his readers, he has been recognised for his literary prowess: his first novel The Self-Illuminated Ones (Itsevalaisevat, 2008) was awarded the Tiiliskivi Prize, and in 2010 Hautala received the Kalevi Jäntti Literary Prize for Young Authors for Shrouds. He was also nominated for the Young Aleksis Kivi Prize in 2013 for Seeing Eyes (Unikoira, Tammi 2012). His latest novel, The Whispering Girl was published in autumn 2016 (Tammi).

“Marko Hautala is a strongman. He twists the plot so hard that in the end the reader is left wondering how everything happened….for the first time Hautala channels pure horror…the character of Granny Hatchet carries such a chill that the temperature in the pit of a reader’s stomach seems to go down a few degrees.”
– Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, Finland

Bibliography


Marko Hautala

The Whispering Girl

2016, Crime & Thriller


Marko Hautala

Granny Hatchet

2014, Crime & Thriller


Marko Hautala

Worms

2011, Crime & Thriller


Marko Hautala

Seeing Eyes

2012, Crime & Thriller


Marko Hautala

Shrouds

2009, Crime & Thriller


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