New praise for Laura Lindstedt’s Oneiron!

3af385b0-bac8-42d4-bcca-a6f36ee0d474Laura Lindstedt’s Finlandia Prize-winning Oneiron continues to dazzle critics and readers. From book bloggers, literature prize jurors and major newspapers alike, the novel has received uniform praise. With 12 sold territories under its belt, the latest sale being to Polish Foksal’s literary imprint W.A.B., Oneiron is sure to gather glowing reviews also outside of Finland when the foreign editions start coming out later this year.

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Oneiron is bewildering, wild, multi-layered, abundant and memorable. It is fierce and merciless but at the same time beautiful. It is one of its kind.”
Kirjakaapin kummitus literature blog, Finland

”There’s nothing predictable in Laura Lindstedt’s elegant and in every way skillful analysis of humanity.”
Turun Sanomat newspaper, Finland

“The sprawling narrative flows masterfully smoothly.”
Savon Sanomat newspaper, Finland

“Lindstedt uses the tools of literature to form a work of art with its own rules; one can only admire her execution and her ability to depict our world to a startling effect.”
Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, Finland

“I’ve never read anything like Oneiron. In the best possible way.”
Lukutoukan kulttuuriblogi literature blog, Finland

“The jury was glad to see how Oneiron seems to rise effortlessly to the best of international literature.”
– Finlandia Prize jury, Finland

Original publisher: FINLAND, Teos
DENMARK, Rosinante
FRANCE, Gallimard
ITALY, Elliot Edizioni
LITHUANIA, Versus Aureus
NORWAY, Forlaget Oktober
POLAND, W.A.B. Foksal
ROMANIA, Editura Paralela 45
SWEDEN, Norstedts

English sample
English synopsis
Finnish edition


About author

Laura Lindstedt

Laura Lindstedt (b. 1976) became a critical darling with her adoption-themed debut novel Scissors (Sakset, Teos 2007), which earned her a nomination for the Finlandia Prize, the country’s most prestigious literary honour. Lindstedt’s second novel Oneiron (Teos 2015), a work of speculative fiction that takes place in the mysterious moments that follow one’s death, earned her the coveted Finlandia Prize of 2015 and was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize in 2017. Lindstedt’s success has continued with My Friend Natalia (Teos 2019) which has earned critical acclaim and has been sold to 12 territories. Together with author Sinikka Vuola, she has authored 101 tapaa tappaa aviomies (101 Ways to Kill Your Husband, Siltala 2022) which has been nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize of 2024.

She is currently completing her Ph.D. thesis on French author Nathalie Sarraute.


2019, Literary Fiction

My Friend Natalia

Laura Lindstedt

2015, Literary Fiction


Laura Lindstedt

2007, Literary Fiction


Laura Lindstedt