Alexandra Salmela and Mikko Rimminen nominated for Finlandia
November 11th, 2010
Stilton authors Alexandra Salmela and Mikko Rimminen are nominated for the Finlandia Prize. Four other authors are in the short list and the winner will be announced 2nd of December.

Alexandra Salmelas debut novel 27 or Death Makes an Artist is a comedy about Angie who turns 27 and is anxious that she may not become a famous artist and die at the peak of her career like her idols Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix; before her 28th birthday.

Mikko Rimminen's third novel, Red Nose Day, tells the story of Irma. She lives in a blue collar district of Helsinki on her own, and yearns for human contact. In order to find friendship, Irma ends up ringing strangers’ doorbells in her own neighbourhood, and in the nearby town of Kerava, pretending to be conducting surveys on behalf of a financial research establishment.
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