Juha Vuorinen (b. 1967 in Helsinki) writes with an absurd, shameless sense of humour that skewers bourgeois valuesÂ â and regularly lands in Finlandâs bestseller lists. He also founded the Diktaattori publishing house, which publishes his own books. In addition to his writing and publishing activities, Vuorinen is also a columnist and a radio and TV presenter.
What started out as a blog developed into an entire series of books. The first instalment, entitled Juoppohullun pĂ€ivĂ€kirja (âThe Diary of a Dipsomaniacâ), will be out in German translation soon. Estonian, Swedish and Norwegian translations have already been published. The series tells about a character called Juha and his chaotic life, which is governed by alcohol, hangovers and sex. His greatest escapades are immortalised on paper in diary format.
GĂ¶ttlich versumpft. Aus dem Tagebuch eines Saufkopfs, Eichborn Verlag 2014 (erscheint am 15. August 2014), Ăbersetzung: Gabriele Schrey-Vasara.
Photo: Â© Toni HĂ€rkĂ¶nen