Laura Lindstedt

Laura Lindstedt

Laura Lindstedt (b. 1976) burst onto the Finnish literary scene in 2007 with her debut novel Scissors, which earned her a nomination for the Finlandia Prize, the country's most prestigious literary honour. Lindstedt's second novel Oneiron has continued Lindstedt's critical success, earning her the 2015 Finlandia Prize. She lives in Helsinki.

Owen Witesman is the most prolific translator of Finnish into English, with dozens of titles to his credit. He holds a BA in Linguistics from Brigham Young University and two degrees from Indiana University: an MA in Central Eurasian Studies and a PhD in Public Affairs. He works full time as a literary translator and lives in Springville, Utah.