Author Laura Lindstedt on a literary tour 2011 across Europe

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.

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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!

About author

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. Lindstedt’s second novel Oneiron (Teos 2015), a work of speculative fiction that takes place in the mysterious moments that follow one’s death, earned her the coveted Finlandia Prize of 2015 and was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize in 2017. Lindstedt’s success has continued with My Friend Natalia (Teos 2019) which has earned critical acclaim and has been sold to 12 territories. Together with author Sinikka Vuola, she has authored 101 tapaa tappaa aviomies (101 Ways to Kill Your Husband, Siltala 2022) which has been nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize of 2024.

She is currently completing her Ph.D. thesis on French author Nathalie Sarraute.


2019, Literary Fiction

My Friend Natalia

Laura Lindstedt

2015, Literary Fiction


Laura Lindstedt

2007, Literary Fiction


Laura Lindstedt