Free Reading: Finnish Weird

By Crystal Huff: The Finns have put together a free ebook publication, Finnish Weird, which is an introduction (entirely in English) of Finnish rising authors and some of their short stories done in the style of suomikumma, or Finnish Weird.  It’s online at http://www.finnishweird.net/. Paper copies will also be available at Loncon 3 next month, while supplies last.

The Finnish Weird publication was my first introduction to Emmi Itäranta’s brand new novel, Memory of Water, which I’ve just begun reading. It’s incredibly lyrical, captivating, and distressing, all at once. She wrote it simultaneously in Finnish and English, so neither is a translation of the other (although when you buy the novel, you have to choose which language to read it in).