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 holds a BA in Linguistics, an MA in Central Eurasian Studies (Finnish and Estonian) and a PhD in public management. He now works full-time as a literary translator and has translated a number of novels from Finnish into English. He lives in Utah, USA.