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Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen

Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen is Finlands best kept literary secret

In the early 70s, when he was five, Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen lived in a block of flats by the Jyväskyläs (a city in Central Finland) old cemetery and believed in vampires.

In the early 80s he still had vampire dreams and fell in love with Jeanne Moreau in Truffauts Jules et Jim.

Ten years later Pasi wrote his first short stories. He wan the writing competition of SciFi and fantasy stories four times and then decided to become a writer.

Now he is an author, but he is also a Finnish and literature teacher in upper secondary school and the father of three sons.

He hasnt stopped loving vampires, Jeanne Moreau and old film classics.
World Fantasy Best Novella nominee (2015) : Where the Trains Turn