Congratulations to Karo Hämäläinen, whose financial thriller The Buyout (Erottaja) has been nominated for the Savonia Prize 2012. The winner of the 10,000 € prize will be announced on the 2nd January 2012.
The Buyout was published in August 2011 to excellent reviews and became an instant bestseller in Finland. The Spanish and Catalan rights to The Buyout were sold to Ediciones B. in October.
“Taking place behind the scenes of the financial sector, the thriller skillfully tells the story of how money making turns into a scam and messes up the world economy.” – Praise from the Savonia Prize jury