The world of Finnish speculative fiction is a wonderfully varied one, with authors like Johanna Sinisalo, Leena Krohn, Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen, and many others pushing the boundaries of the genre and exploring everything from hard sci-fi to the “Finnish Weird.” Philosophical, surreal, haunting: Finnish speculative fiction isn’t afraid to rip away the veil of reality
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In 2011, Jeff and Ann VanderMeer did a series of interviews with Finnish authors, editors, and bloggers about their work in relation to speculative fiction: Toni Jerrman, editor of the Finnish magazine, Tähtivaeltaja Finnish editor and critic, Jukka Halme (Part I and Part II) writer Johanna Sinisalo writer Viivi Hyvonen writer
Check out the Finnish-English Literary Translation Cooperative’s speculative fiction section, which includes summaries and review excerpts of several recent works of great SF in translation:
Cristian Tamas interviews Finnish Weird author Johanna Sinisalo over at Europa SF: check it out.
Finnish Weird: Call of the Weird (#4, 2017), edited by Anne Leinonen, is available for free, and includes author spotlights and stories by Magdalena Hai, J.S. Meresmaa, and Viivi Hyvönen: Download it here!