My Diary

LANU! Virtual Book Festival

This just in! The Finnish version of Emmi’s new novel Kuunpäivän kirjeet is coming out this autumn. The first chance to get a sneak preview is in the LANU! Virtual Book Festival this coming Sunday, April 4th from 7.30 to 8.00PM. Enjoy a moment of tea and dystopia, as Emmi talks about the new novel and reads an excerpt live on Instagram

Lukufiilis Webzine

In the editorial of the latest Lukufiilis Webzine Emmi declares reading to be a superpower for the eco-conscious. You can read the editorial here, albeit only in Finnish.

Twenty esteemed books

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.

IBBY Honour list 2020

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.

Short Story in Hungarian

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.