Author reading: Alexandra Salmela (SK)

Slovak and Finnish writer, born in Bratislava in 1980, studied dramaturgy at the University of Performing Arts, Finnish and Finnish literature at Charles University in Prague. She lives in Tampere, Finland today. Her debut novel 27, or Death Will Make You Famous, was written in Finnish, and the book was named Best Finnish Debut in 2010. This was followed by Antihero, an extensive futuristic fresco novel, for which the author was nominated for the prestigious Anasoft litera award last year. „Almost every page will surprise you,“ wrote Gabriela Rakúsová, critic. Alexandra Salmela is also the author of many poems, plays and several children’s books: Mimi and Liza, Giraffe Mum and Other Monsters, Princess Monkey, Mississippi Boatmen and More Northward than North. She adheres to the advice: „If you want people to understand, don’t be ironic.“


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