August 2014: A New North: Contemporary Writing from Finland

August 2014: A New North: Contemporary Writing from Finland

This month we present fiction from Finland

Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen's dementia patient loses his memory but develops second sight.

Sofi Oksanen pens a vivid recreation of the bombing of Talinn in 1940 

Leena Krohn sends a writer to the reading from the hell

And more from  Kari HotakainenTiina Laitila KälvemarkDaniel KatzJoonas KonstigMaritta LintunenMikko RimminenShimo SuntilaPetri Tamminen, and Antti Tuuri


With new writing from Ukraine by Taras AntypovychTanya Malyarchuk, andSashko Ushkalov, introduced by Oleksandr Mykhed  

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By Nathalie Handal 

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By Mathilde Billaud-Walker

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By Georgia de Chamberet

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