Finnland. Miina Supinen.

Miina Supinen. Photo: Pertti Nisonen

Miina Supinen (b. 1976 in Helsinki) is often described as an ‘unwilling humourist’. Her debut novel, Liha tottelee kuria (‘Jelly Control’), is a comedy about a totally dysfunctional family and takes things right up to the limit of painful humour. In Säde (‘Ray Girl’), her latest story about a love triangle, science meets the occult, and love and sex meet at the site of an archaeological dig in Finland.

Prior to her career as a writer, Supinen studied journalism at university and worked at the Finnish news agency. Besides fiction, she also writes a column for Image, a Finnish lifestyle magazine.

German translations:

Drei ist keiner zu viel, Suhrkamp Verlag (erscheint 20. Oktober 2014). Übersetzung: Anke Michler-Janhunen
Das Fleisch ist folgsam (Arbeitstitel), Suhrkamp Verlag (erscheint vermutlich 2015).

Photo: © Pertti Nisonen