Johanna Sinisalo

Johanna Sinisalo

Johanna Sinisalo was born in Sodankylä, Finland, in 1958. She has studied literature and drama in the Tampere university. She has worked in the advertising and also as a writer in many Finnish tv series.

She became known in 1985, when seven of her short stories were published in genre magazines. Next year her stories were the top three in Atoroxes, a prize given to the best Finnish genre short story. She has won the prize seven times.

Her first novel was published in 2000 and it won the Finlandia prize for literature, most prestigious literary award in Finland.

Her short stories are published in The Dedalus Book of Finnish Fantasy (Transit) and Year's Best SF (Baby Doll).

Sinisalo lives in Tampere. Her hobbies include astronomy, gastronomy, hiking, literature and graphic novels.

Works not translated

Sankarit (2003)
Kädettömät kuninkaat ja muita häiritseviä tarinoita (collection, 2005)
Lasisilmä (2006)


Johanna Sinisalo. Wikipedia.
Not Before Sundown. Complete Review.

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Speculative Fiction Novels (2)
2016  The Core of the Sun
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2003  Not Before Sundown
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Comics and Anthology (2)
2017  Giants at the End of the World
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2005  The Dedalus Book of Finnish Fantasy
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Others non-spefi books (2)
2014  The Blood of Angels
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2010  Birdbrain
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