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Event Calendar for the Autumn

  • 29.9.2021 Muurame library klo 18.00 Emmi Itäranta as the author guest, interviewed by Vesa Lahti.

  • 2.10.2021 Turku Book Fair: Klo 10.30: The Moonday Letters (Fiore hall A), klo 11.30: Interviewed by High Schoolers (Turku Area Finnish Teachers, A19), klo 16.50: Panel discussion: The Author and the Publisher (Fiore hall A)

  • 29.10.2021 Helsinki Book Fair Klo 17.00: 2040 – Stories About the Future of Democracy (Senaatintori)

  • 5.12.2021 Tampere Book Festival Klo 15.00: The Moonday Letters (Sopraano)

The Moonday Letters acquired in English and Hungarian

Emmi Itäranta’s award-winning third novel The Moonday Letters has been acquired by British publisher Titan Books and is due to be released in English in 2022. Recorded Books will simultaneously publish the novel as an audiobook in the US.

The translation rights of The Moonday Letters have also been sold to Metropolis in Hungary. They have previously published Memory of Water and The City of Woven Streets in Hungarian.

The Moonday Letters wins Tähtivaeltaja Award

Emmi Itäranta’s third novel The Moonday Letters (Kuunpäivän kirjeet) has won the Tähtivaeltaja Award for the best science fiction novel published in the Finnish language in 2020. The jury described the book as follows:

“The book, crisp and flowing in terms of style, is an epistolary novel consisting of the messages its main character, Finnish-born Lumi Salo, writes to her spouse who works far away. The accomplished narration blends several timelines and fragments of history, news material, research knowledge and even advertisements. These form a many-stranded, consistent picture of humanity that has spread out to the Moon, Mars, space stations and gas giant satellites.”

Virtual author talk at Kirjasaari

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.

Virtual author talk

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.