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.

Picture by Joel Kujala. Creative Commons license.

An interview with Johanna Sinisalo by Seregil of Rhiminee

Edited: Darkki March 28, 2021
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Speculative Fiction Novels (2)


2016 | science fiction > dystopia, alternate history

2003 | science fiction, fantasy > urban fantasy, alternate history

Comics and Anthology (2)


2017 | science fiction, fantasy, horror, anthology

2005 | fantasy, anthology

Others non-spefi books (2)


2014 | magical realism

2010 | mainstream