Henna Laininen studied arts, literature and creative writing in Finland. She was awarded several prizes for her texts, including the Lassi Nummi Price (2004) and the J.H. Erkko Price for the best début (2005). Her poetry has been published in various Finnish literary periodicals and anthologies.
Hassan Blasim was born in Bagdad, Iraq in 1973. He spent most of his childhood in Kirkuk but returned to the Iraqi capital to attend film school. In 1998 he moved to the Kurdish part of Iraq, where he continued making films, including the feature film »The Wounded Camera«, which
Hannele Huovi was born in 1949 in the Finnish town of Kotka and is one of Finland’s most distinguished authors of children’s and young adults’ literature. She began writing radio programmes for children at the age of nineteen, which – as she says herself – gave her important impulses for