The successful launch of Karo Hämäläinen’s Calle Erottaja

We are so excited to share the news about the Spanish launch of Karo Hämäläinen’s financial thriller Calle Erottaja (The Buyout). The launch was a huge success; the media response was very positive throughout Spain and the reviews of Calle Erottaja are excellent. The Buyout deals with the financial crisis and hits the spot of time with the subject. During the launch week Karo Hämäläinen visited Madrid and Barcelona and gave a total of 13 interviews to all major newspapers and magazines in Spain.

The Bailout, a sequel to the Buyout, will be published in Finland in Fall 2012.

Please read what Spain’s main newspaper El País had to say about Calle Erottaja!


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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.


2015, Literary Fiction, Crime & Suspense


Karo Hämäläinen

2013, Literary Fiction, Crime & Suspense

Cruel is the Night

Karo Hämäläinen

2012, Literary Fiction, Crime & Suspense

The Bailout

Karo Hämäläinen

2011, Literary Fiction, Crime & Suspense

The Buyout

Karo Hämäläinen