Antti Tuomainen

Antti Tuomainen

Finnish Antti Tuomainen was an award-winning copywriter when he made his literary debut in 2007 as a suspense author. The critically acclaimed My Brother’s Keeper was published two years later. In 2011, Tuomainen’s third novel, The Healer, was awarded the Clue Award for ‘Best Finnish Crime Novel of 2011’ and was shortlisted for the Glass Key Award. Two years later, in 2013, the Finnish press crowned Tuomainen the ‘King of Helsinki Noir’ when Dark as My Heart was published. With a piercing and evocative style, Tuomainen was one of the first to challenge the Scandinavian crime genre formula, and his poignant, dark and hilarious The Man Who Died became an international bestseller, shortlisting for the Petrona and Last Laugh Awards. His new book, Little Siberia, is both a crime novel and a blacker-than-black comedy about faith and disbelief, love and death. Website @antti_tuomainen

Events

14/09/2019 – 5:00 PM – NATIONAL CENTRE FOR WRITING, DRAGON HALL

DISSECTING EURO NOIR

SIMONE BUCHHOLZ, ANTTI TUOMAINEN

Simone Buchholz and Antti Tuomainen are two pillars of the Euro Noir community, penning some of the darkest, grittiest and most riveting crime thrillers of recent years. We are delighted to welcome Simone from Germany and Antti from Finland to dissect their latest novels in translation, their use of grisly detail or dark humour, and why they think European crime fiction is one of the most electrifying and successful genres in the world.

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