In late 2019 Lännen Media asked five experts in literature to list 20 currently most esteemed books. Sadly the story itself is both behind a paywall and only in Finnish, but it seems Memory of Water has made it into the lauded list.
The Lithuanian chapter of The International Board on Books for Young People has nominated Viltarė Urbaitė for the IBBY Honour list 2020, for the Lithuanian translation of Memory of Water titled Vandens skonis. The IBBY Honour List is a biennial selection of outstanding, recently published books, honouring writers, illustrators and translators from IBBY member countries. The Honour List diplomas will be presented at the 37th IBBY Congress, in Moscow, Russia.
November’s issue of Galaktika magazine features a Hungarian translation of Emmi’s short story, The Bearer of the Bone Harp. The English version of the short story has been published in two anthologies, Giants at the End of the World and Sunspot Jungle Volume Two. You can buy the magazine online here.
On Friday September 27th, from 5PM onwards, the fifth edition of the Long Night of LiteratureS will be held at the Instituto Cervantes in New Delhi. The invited European authors - Emmi amongst them - will be reading to small, rotating audiences in their native language, and then discussing their work and literature in general in English. There’s also a virtual reality adaptation of Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, by the German artist Mika Johnson. More information about the event can be found here.
On Friday, September 6th 2019, Emmi will be visiting Mikkeli, Finland, to celebrate the Dream Year of Reading. Her novel Memory of Water has been chosen as the theme book of the year.
1PM to 3PM, Mikael
6PM to 8PM, Mikkeli Regional Library, Mikkeli Hall
More details about the events can be found here.