English sample for Laura Lindstedt’s MY FRIEND NATALIA now available!

MY FRIEND NATALIA is a bold novel about a young woman’s sexuality, the power of narration, and identity. Click here to request the new English sample.

“My Friend Natalia challenges your intelligence, takes a stand on contemporary questions, makes reference to Feminist theory and art history, and you can’t put it down!” –  People’s news newspaper

Laura Lindstedt  is one of the most celebrated young authors of recent years. She is currently revising her PhD thesis on French author Nathalie Sarraute and touring the world to
promote her works. Her previous novel  Oneiron  won the prestigious literary award in Finland – the Finlandia Prize. It has also been translated into 14 different languages.

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Natalia starts to see a therapist to help with problems in her sex life. It is clear that it is not going to play by the rules of the therapy. The Weekly Sessions combine art, philosophy, literature, childhood memories, and erotic experiences as a method of treatment, and a long time ago.

This literary gem has already mesmerized readers in Finland. Here’s the new praise collected:

“The book takes turn frolicking and mocking, and gives room for multiple interpretations.”  – HS Metro newspaper
“Lindstedt plays effortlessly with the different language registers. As a literature researcher, she knows how to use it. ”   Aamulehti newspaper, Finland”
“Intellectual and challenging novel.” –  Your Home Magazine
“The reader encounters fragmented material, intertextuality and mythical symbols. These meaningful, but irrational layers collect in the top of each other, and readers have the power to interpret them or not. “-  Karjalainen newspaper
My Friend Natalia  reads like a complicated mystery novel that you wish to crack yourself.”
–  Kaleva newspaper
“The therapy sittings, (or should I say beddings) turn into an Intellectual swordfight between Natalia and the therapist. Lindstedt character that action skillfully. ”-  Keskipohjanmaa newspaper

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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