Here is a collection of interviews which appeared both in print and online, where Emmi talks about _The Moonday Letters, the movie version of _Memory of Water, climate change, bilingual writing and writing in general, plus many other interesting things.
This may be the final page, the one I write after everything has already happened. The one I will tear out at the end of the notebook and place between the cover and the blank title page. The first word on it is your name: that way you will know at once the sentences on the upcoming pages are for you as much as they are for myself.
It is the morning after everything.
From where I sit, I can see the dust-grey plain and the hills that yield to its shadows, the bare slopes of craters. The moonscape is lifeless as a sea turned to stone, unless you count the remote glow of the dome village, near-invisible. The horizon runs across the desert as a black brush-stroke. At the bottom edge of the sky made from night floats the rising Earth, its outlines clear and air-light. The cloud-rime on its surface looks rigid against blue and yellow and brown. It reminds me of the first frost of winter that stalls the fallen leaves on the surface of a pond.
It is as if there is more green than yesterday. It must be my imagination. It is too early yet.
“In each of her novels Itäranta has shown herself to be an interesting and skilled literary voice, a creator of imaginary story worlds. A leap forward is accomplished in Moonday Letters. The novel fascinates with its multiple layers and touches the reader through its themes even more than Memory of Water or The City of Woven Streets.” (Kaisa Kurikka, Turun Sanomat newspaper)
Kuunpäivän kirjeet (Moonday Letters) is now out in Finnish.
Request reading materials in English from Elina Ahlbäck Literary Agency.
The Finnish version of The Moonday Letters has spawned a number of interviews, in which Emmi talks about the creative process of the book, its themes, science fiction and speculative fiction in general, space cats, climate change, and many other fascinating things. These interviews are naturally in Finnish.
On Monday January 25th 2021 from 6 to 7 PM Emmi will be virtual-visiting Kirjasaari at the City Library of Oulu to talk about The Moonday Letters, multilingual writing, climate change and writing in general. She will be interviewed by librarian Jaana Märsynaho.
On Monday December 28th Järvenpää library and Lukukeskus wlll be hosting a virtual author visit with Emmi. You can attend without leaving your home, provided you have access to a computer, webcam, microphone and internet connection. The audience size is limited to the first 60 to sign up. This event will be in Finnish. More information about the event and how to sign up can be found here.