Karo Hämäläinen debuts in Spain with Calle Erottaja!

We are thrilled to share the exciting news about Karo Hämäläinen’s debut in Spain! His financial thriller The Buyout (Erottaja, WSOY 2011) is going to be launched on 4th July by the renowned publisher Ediciones B. Karo Hämäläinen is invited to the launch events of Calle Erottaja in Barcelona and Madrid.

Please read more here: www.edicionesb.com/pdf/BoletinNovedades_Julio2012.pdf

An extract from Ediciones B’s praise for Calle Erottaja, their Bruguera imprint’s key title of the season :

The young author, Karo Hämäläinen, has revolutionized Finnish literature. Calle Erottaja examines, in an elaborate and powerful manner, the intricacies of the financial world and the terrible consequences that systematic corruption has brought about in recent years. Following films such as Inside Job or Margin Call, Calle Erottaja is a financial thriller written by a multi-talented economic journalist. Calle Erottaja tells the naked and honest truth about the dynamics of an economic system that has exploded in the face of an unprecedented global crisis.


Please ask for reading copies and the 50-page English sample translation from the Agency!

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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The Bailout

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The Buyout

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