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
Kädettömät kuninkaat ja muita häiritseviä tarinoita (collection, 2005)
Picture by Joel Kujala. Creative Commons license.
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
2010 | mainstream