Nuoren Voiman Liitto literary tour 2011 Hula Hula Run Run starts Friday 18th of June from Tallinn, Estonia. The tour lasts for two weeks and visits Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Germany.
During the tour the participating authors read extracts from their recent works, which have been translated into each of the tour countries’ languages. The authors also meet with local writers, publishers and readers.
The tour bus travels through Tallinn (10 June), Riga (11 June), Kaunas (12 June), Warsaw (13 June), Łódź (15 June), Poznań (16 June), Dresden (17 June), Leipzig (18 June), and arrives at Berlin (19 June) where the group spends three days. In Berlin, the tour visits The Finnish Institute as well as Literarisches Colloquium Berlin LCB.
Follow the tour blog: http://hulahularunrun.blogspot.com/
Laura Lindstedt’s novel Scissors is a bold description of contemporary adoptive motherhood and the fear of failure as a parent. It manifests both a great command of language and structure and a skillful ability to manipulate plot. Scissors was shortlisted for the Finlandia Prize in 2007.
“She was a writer before she ever wrote her first novel.” – Keskisuomalainen
Please ask for reading copies and sample translations in English and German!