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Johanna Sinisalo

Finland (b.1958)

Johanna Sinisalo was born in Finnish Lapland in 1958. Even before publication of her first novel - which was awarded the prestigious Finlandia Award - she had built a stellar reputation as a writer of science fiction and fantasy stories and as an advertising guru. Also known in Finland for her television and comic strip writing, she has, in addition to the Finlandia Award, won the Atorox prize for best Finnish SF or fantasy story SIX times and has been the winner of the Kemi National Comic Strip Contest THREE times.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy
   Not Before Sundown (2003)
     aka Troll: A Love Story
   Birdbrain (2010)
   The Blood of Angels (2014)
   The Core of the Sun (2016)
Anthologies edited
James Tiptree, Jr. Award Best Book winner (2004) : Not Before Sundown
Prometheus Award Best Book winner (2017) : The Core of the Sun

Johanna Sinisalo recommends
The Moonday Letters (2022)
Emmi Itäranta
"The Moonday Letters ticks all the boxes for me. The solitary vastness of interplanetary space entwines with myths and mysteries of the ancient North; a personal tragedy interacts elegantly with the enormous ecological challenges of the future; and through the whole enchanting story echoes Iteranta's exquisite, poetic, visionary writer's voice."

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