Katja Kettu’s first novel to be translated into English, The Midwife tells the story of Johannes and Weird-Eye, and their struggle to find love in an unforgiving world.
The first of Minna Lindgren’s trilogy about three lovable old ladies who spend their days playing cards, thwarting crime, and fighting an indifferent bureaucracy and the ageist absurdities of life in a retirement home.
A delightful poker-faced parody from Petri Tamminen.
A densely imagined, funny, and moving tale of survival and spiritual insurrection in a land of stifling gender conformity, from the queen of Finnish Weird, Johanna Sinisalo.
Aki Ollikainen’s prize-winning novel is a bleak tale of hunger that probes broader ethical questions about our responsibility to others.
A gripping, suspenseful novel of love and lies in occupied Estonia, by internationally acclaimed author Sofi Oksanen.
Words Without Borders, the online journal of literature in English translation, has published an issue devoted to contemporary Finnish literature.
A man searches for the meaning of mass honeybee disappearances, and loss in his own life, in this moving story of tragedy and transcendence by Johanna Sinisalo.
A quiet young Finnish student is forced to share her train compartment with a drunken, tale-telling, self-proclaimed murderer as they cross the crumbling Soviet Union from Moscow to Ulan Bator in Rosa Liksom’s Finlandia Prize-winning novel.
Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen’s brilliant, indescribable first novel is a darkly funny tale about a tiny town haunted by aspiring writers and otherwordly presences.