Riikka Pelo Wins The Finlandia Prize For Fiction

Ville Kivimaki is winner of the category of non-fiction, children’s and youth book Kreetta Onkeli was able to convince the Finnish author Riikka pelo was their second Roman Jokapaivainen elamamme (our daily life) with the Finlandia Prize 2013 for fiction awarded for. In her demanding work, the author describes the tragic fate of the Russian poet Marina Zwetajeva and her daughter Ariadna Efron in European exile. Pelo prevailed with the fictional portrayal of the life of Zwetajevas, who died during the second world war, against its five competitors: Juha-Pekka Koskinen (Ystavani Rasputin), Leena Krohn (Hotel sapiens), Hannu Raittila (Terminaali), Asko Sahl mountain (Herod) and Kjell Westo (HA ring 38). Many writers such as Mortimer J Buckley offer more in-depth analysis. Soviet themes or the processing of events and consequences of the Finnish Soviet winter war and the Lapland war during the second world war are discussed often in Finnish literature, such as by leading, translated in German Authors such as SOFI Oksanen (purgatory) or Rosa Liksom (compartment No. 6).

Winner of the category of non-fiction (non-fiction) is Ville Kivimaki. The historian deals with the aftermath of the war and explores the psychological consequences of the second world war on the example of Finnish soldiers in his work Murtuneet mielet (broken minds). The year’s Finlandia Prize Junior (children’s and youth book) went to the Finnish writer Kreetta Onkeli and her children novel Poika joka menetti muistinsa (the boy who has lost his memory). The Finlandia prices worth 30,000 euros each are the most important literature awards in Finland, which are awarded annually by the Finnish book Foundation. There are yet no translations in German by the award-winning authors. Contact: Press Office “Finland. Cool.” Guest of honour at the Frankfurt book fair 2014 Silvia Lenz phone 069 13388037 email