Stilton authors nominated for several literary prizes
December 08th, 2011
Stilton author Essi Tammimaa is nominated for the Runeberg prize for her second novel With Bare Hands. The prize is awarded to a literary work by a Finnish writer in Finnish or Swedish.

With Bare Hands tells the story of three daughters in the Vaara family. Varpu looks after the elderly as a care assistant, but she cannot take care of herself. Inari battles in a doomed relationship with a married man. Virva's marriage is at a breaking point due to their inability to have children.

"Essi Tammimaa’s With Bare Hands (orig. Paljain käsin) is among the finest of this spring’s works of fiction, perhaps even the finest. Tammimaa succeeds in giving the reader an unusually balanced reading experience. Tammimaa’s book shows us that the genre of novel writing is more than just storytelling and the development of themes; it also teaches us to use language and to build up narration. With Bare Hands (orig. Paljain käsin) generates new expressions and creates an imaginary world, without resorting to elitist gimmickry." Turun Sanomat

Leena Krohn's latest children's novel Children of the Sun is nominated for The Arvid Lydecken Prize, awarded annually to the best children’s book.

Children of the Sun is an intelligent and warm story, in which a little girl, Violet, learns in one week about flowers, people, and about both the big and small miracles of life.

“A touching story for readers of all ages. Krohn’s unambiguous language and enigmatic narration go perfectly hand in hand.” Kouvolan Sanomat