Anne Leinonen

Anne Leinonen (b. 1973) is a journalist, editor and author, and active in the Finnish SF/Fantasy community and has served as the editor-in-chief of the online magazine “Usva” (The Mist) which publishes Finnish speculative fiction.

Anne Leinonen has co-authored several YA titles with Eija Lappalainen and their trilogy “Children of the Frost” (Routasisarukset) quickly formed into their main body of work after the first part was nominated for the most prestigious Finnish children’s and YA literature prize, the Finlandia Junior. “Children of the Frost” is a dystopian adventure trilogy in a vein similar to the works of Ursula K. Le Guin. The biggest Finnish daily newspaper review of “The Children of the Frost” states the book as “a fine example of the Finnish ability to offer a unique response to international trends while remaining cognizant of the genre’s conventions.

Leinonen’s short fiction has also won multiple awards and her works are noted for the reoccurring theme of “crossing of the borders of different worlds”.

PRIZES

– 2000, Winner of WSOY´s novel for young readers –contest with “Lokkeja rakastava veli” (In love with the seagulls), written with Eija Laitinen
– 2003 Winner of Portti writing contest for best sf/fantasy short story with “Valkeita lankoja” (White Threads: Stories from Other Realities)
– 2004 Winner of Atorox-prize for year´s best sf/fantasy short story with “Valkeita lankoja” (White Threads: Stories from Other Realities)
– 2007 Winner of Atorox-prize for year´s best sf/fantasy short story with “Toisinkainen”(The Otherling) – Atorox is the oldest SF/F prize in Finland
– 2011 Shortlisted for the Finlandia Junior prize, 2011, Routasisarukset (Children of the Frost), written with Eija Laitinen – Finlandia Junior is the most prestigious children’s and YA literature prize in Finland
– 2012 Shortlisted for the Sci-fi Book of the Year prize, 2012, Routasisarukset (Children of the Frost), written with Eija Laitinen

WORKS

2014 The Village (Ilottomien ihmisten kylä), WSOY
2013 Machine Gods (Konejumalat) Part III of the Children of the Frost Trilogy, with Eija Lappalainen, WSOY
2012 Sand Soldiers (Hiekkasotilaat) Part II of the Children of the Frost Trilogy, with Eija Lappalainen, WSOY
2011 Children of the Frost (Routasisarukset) Part I of the Children of the Frost Trilogy, with Eija Lappalainen, WSOY
2007 Devoted Souls, with Eija Lappalainen, WSOY
2006 White Threads: Stories From Other Realities (Valkeita lankoja), WSOY
2005 Mirror Image Love (Peilikuvarakkaus), with Eija Lappalainen, WSOY
2003 Saga, with Eija Lappalainen, WSOY
2001 Band with Four Songs (Neljän biisin bändi), with Eija Lappalainen, WSOY
2000 In love with the Seagulls (Lokkeja rakastava veli), with Eija Lappalainen, WSOY

TRANSLATIONS:

Short stories in Estonian:
”Valged londag” (Valkeita lankoja). kääntäjä Arvi Nikkrev, teoksessa Aphra, Skarabeus 2005
”Tss, tss! tegid need”. (Shh, shh ne sanoivat). kääntäjä Arvi Nikkarev, teoksessa Soome ulme, Skarabeus 2008
”Teislane” (Toisinkainen). kääntäjä Arvi Nikkarev, teoksessa Soome ulme, Skarabeus 2008

Short stories in English
”The Otherling” (Toisinkainen). Usva International 2007. Translation Liisa Rantalaiho
”White threads” (Valkeita lankoja) It Came From the North: An Anthology of Finnish Speculative Fiction. Edited by Desirina Boskovich (Cheeky Frawg Books 2013) Translation Liisa Rantalaiho

Production