We are thrilled to announce that Emmi Itäranta has been nominated for the Tähtivaeltaja Award 2013 for her debut work, Memory of Water (Teemestarin kirja, Teos 2012). The Helsinki Science Fiction Association yearly elects the most outstanding science fiction book published in Finland.
The other nominees for the Tähtivaeltaja Award 2013 are: Iain M. Banks: Pintakuvio (Surface Detail); Ernest Cline: Ready Player One; Alastair Reynolds: Muistoissa sininen maa (Blue Remembered Earth); and Gene Wolfe: Kiduttajan varjo (The Shadow of the Torturer).
Earlier winners of the Tähtivaeltaja Award include authors such as Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, J.G. Ballard’s Super-Cannes, Iain M. Banks’ The Player of Games and Brian Aldiss’ Helliconia Trilogy. This Award is well established and has been given to those outstanding science fiction books since 1986.
Emmi Itäranta’s debut novel has been sold to six languages already, including World English (HarperVoyager), Estonian (Koolibri), Czech (Plus Publishers), German (Reihe Hanser), Italian (Edizioni Piemme) and Turkish (Dogan Egmont).
Please ask the Agency for the full English text written by Emmi Itäranta.