Finnish Writers
Bagge, Tapani
Koskinen, Juha-Pekka
Leinonen, Anne
Mäkelä, J. Pekka
Peltoniemi, Sari

Sari Peltoniemi

Sari Peltoniemi (born 1963) has published many books for children and young people, whilst her science fiction and fantasy short stories have been published in several magazines.

Her novels have twice been shortlisted for the Finlandia Junior Prize (the annual prize for the best Finnish novel for children and young readers). Her fantasy novel Hirvi (Elk) won the Kuvastaja-prize for best Finnish fantasy novel in 2001. Sari has also won Anni Polva-prize 2009.


In addition to this she has written the lyrics to numerous rock songs.

Peltoniemi’s texts often deal with the weakest, most vulnerable members of society, people upon whose lives myth and fantasy begin to enroach. Finnish mythology is especially close to her writing.


Peltoniemi´s childrens book Kerppu ja tyttö (Dog and her girl) is published in Japan, Germany and Poland.

 

TRANSLATIONS

- The Giftboy
A short story. Translation by Liisa Rantalaiho.

- The Elk
Chapters 1 - 2 from the Novel. Translated by David Hackston.

- Dog and her Girl. A Childrens' book.
Sample translation: chapters 2 and 3.

- The Golden Apple
A short story in the Dedalus book of Finnish fantasy. Translated by David Hackston.

http://www.dedalusbooks.com/catalog.php?id=00000172&s=1

Sari Peltoniemi

sari@peltoniemi.info
www.peltoniemi.info

 

BOOKS

- Kuulen kutsun metsänpeittoon (2011)
- Kissataksi (2010)
- Hämärän renki (2009)
- Soita minulle, Kukka Kaalinen (2008)
- Suomu (2007)
- Kerppu ja tyttö (2007)
- Ainakin tuhat laivaa (2005)
- Kukka Kaalinen pulkassa (2004)
- Kummat (2003)
- Kukka Kaalinen koulutiellä (2002)
- Hirvi (2001)
- Löytöretkeilijä Kukka Kaalinen (2000)