Johanna Sinisalo born in 1958 in Sodankylä, writes novels in the »Finnish Weird« style, a style that unites Finnish writers who have turned down the realistic tradition. Her debut novel »Ennen päivänlaskua ei voi« (2000; En. »Not Before Sundown «) was awarded the Finlandia Literature Prize. Sinisalo’s books have been translated into about 20 languages. »Auringon ydin« (2013; tr. The Core of the Sun) is her seventh novel.