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Award Winning Finnish Author in Zagreb

Literature lovers in Zagreb will have the opportunity to meet one of Finland’s most prominent authors, Tuomas Kyrö.


Tuomas Kyrö is among leading international and Croatian authors that will be presented at the annual World Literature Festival taking place in Zagreb from September 3-9, 2017.  In a feature discussion with Vladimir Šagadin, this award winning author will speak about his work and introduce his latest novel The Beggar & The Hare (Prosjak i zec / Kerjäläinen ja jänis), which is also the first Croatian translation of his work.

With a sense of humour and warmth, the author of one of the most moving novels in recent years describes what it means to be in the hands of the mafia, how to make friends with a hare and how to end up in faraway Finland from Romania. 

Feature discussion with Tuomas Kyrö
Wednesday, 6 September 2017
19.30 hrs | Kino Europa, Varšavska 3 (Mueller salon)
Moderated by Vladimir Šagadin


Tuomas Kyrö was born in 1974 in Helsinki. He is an author, satirical writer and a comic strip artist.  Kyrö is the recipient of numerous awards in Finland, including the Nuori Aleksis and Kalevi Jäntti awards. His novel Union (Liitto) was among the candidates for the Finlandia prize in literature in 2005. Kyrö is one of the most read Finnish authors and his works have been translated in many languages. One of the most popular films in recent years was filmed according to his novel The Grump (Mielensäpahoittaja) and a theatre production was produced according to his novel The Beggar & The Hare. Kyrö lives Janakkali in southeast Finland.

The World Literature Festival, organized by Fraktura publishing house, is an annual festival that features international and local authors.  It is a forum to promote literature, present the works of international and local authors and facilitate dialogue between the authors and audience through panel discussions.

More information:

World Literature Festival
The Beggar & The Hare, 2017, Fraktura 

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