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.
Picture by Joel Kujala. Creative Commons license.An interview with Johanna Sinisalo by Seregil of Rhiminee
Speculative Fiction Novels (2)
| The Core of the Sun |
2016 | science fiction > dystopia, alternate history
| Not Before Sundown |
2003 | science fiction, fantasy > urban fantasy, alternate history
Comics and Anthology (2)
| Giants at the End of the World |
2017 | science fiction, fantasy, horror, anthology
| The Dedalus Book of Finnish Fantasy |
2005 | fantasy, anthology
Others non-spefi books (2)
| The Blood of Angels |
2014 | magical realism
| Birdbrain |
2010 | mainstream