My Diary

Eastern Mennonite University

Memory of Water has been selected as this semester’s Common Read for the Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia, US. On the upcoming Wednesday 19th April at 4:00PM Emmi will be visiting the university and giving a talk about the research and science behind the novel.

The future of Europe: a commitment for You(th)

On March 23rd & 24th the Jean Monnet seminar The future of Europe: a commitment for You(th) will be held in Rome. Emmi has been invited to give a speech for the working group discussing how to reach the hard-to-reach. Her turn on the stage is on Thursday, between 16.45 and 17.45 Central European Time.

Never Stop – Finnish Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories

Osuuskumma Publishing, the co-op publishing house focused on Finnish Weird, is releasing an anthology of Finnish sci-fi and fantasy short stories, all published in English for the first time. The anthology was compiled by Emmi, and it will be published at Worldcon, in August 2017.

A preview of the cover can be seen at the Osuuskumma Facebook page.

The Weaver Book Talk in New York

On Thursday April 20th Emmi will be visiting the Scandinavia House in New York to discuss her novel The Weaver (also known as The City of Woven Streets). The event begins at 7PM and is free, but Eventbrite RSVP is required.

Find more detailed information at the Scandinavia House site, and register for the event here.

Ice, Forests and the Future

The upcoming weekend is the opening weekend of the Nordic Matters Festival at the Southbank Centre in London, with a plethora of art, debates and workshops. On Saturday Emmi will join Sjón, Icelandic poet, novelist and lyricist, and Robert Ferguson, author of Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North, to discuss the effects of our current lifestyles have on the environment.

Click here for details.