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Audiovisual interviews

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 Saturday September 12th Anna Tulusto interviewed Emmi for YLE’s “Aamun kirja”. The segment can be watched at Areena.
  • From Sunday September 13th onwards you can listen to the radio program “Luomiskertomus”, also hosted by Anna Tulusto. It too can be found in the Areena archives.
  • In the latest episode of “Pieni karanteenikirjakerho” host Taru Torikka and Emmi delve a little deeper into the world of The Moonday Letters. The podcast can be found both at Patreon as well as SoundCloud.

The Moonday Letters released in Finnish

The Finnish version of The Moonday Letters is coming out this week - you can pre-order the book from Teos’ webshop. The gorgeous cover with its retro Sci-Fi imagery was designed by Jussi Kaakinen and the insides are guaranteed Itäranta: wistfully beautiful, carefully crafted.

Film stills from Memory of Water

The first film stills from the movie version of Memory of Water have been released. They can be viewed either on the Instagram of B-Plan Distribution, or Bufo Production’s Facebook page. How exciting to see the world of the book reborn on the silver screen!

Movie version in production

The movie based on Memory of Water has finally begun filming. Veden vartija (“The Guardian of Water”) stars Saga Sarkola, Mimosa Willamo, Lauri Tilkanen, Pekka Strang and Minna Haapkylä, and features locations from Tallinn, Germany and Norway. The release date is scheduled for 2021. Here’s a news item about the production, sadly only in Finnish.

Kirjailija Magazine 2/20

In the latest Kirjailija Magazine, published by the Union of Finnish Writers, Emmi and her colleagues Nura Farah and Leo Ylitalo discuss what it’s like to write in the crossroads of two very different languages. You can read the Finnish-language article at the website of the Union.