Karo Hämäläinen’s The Buyout shortlisted for the Savonia Prize

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

About author

Karo Hämäläinen

Karo Hämäläinen (b. 1976) has two passions: literature and the stock market, and has a 15-year background as an economics reporter. He works as the managing editor managing editor of Parnasso, Finland’s best-known literary publication. Hämäläinen’s novel The Buyout was shortlisted for the Savonia Prize in 2011 and received the Tampere Literary Prize in 2012.

Hämäläinen has studied both in the humanities and in economics. Following stints in Helsinki, Munich and Berlin, he now lives in Tampere, Finland. He is a popular lecturer and guest commentator, and has had his own radio show. In his professional work, he uses Finnish, English, German and Swedish. In his spare time, Hämäläinen likes reading and running; his record marathon time set in 2010 is 3:04:04.


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