Tiina Laitila Kälvemark

Tiina Laitila Kälvemark (b. 1970) is a Stockholm-based Finnish journalist and author. Her debut novel, Of Stones and Silence (WSOY, 2015) was published to critical acclaim and a shortlisting for the European Union Prize for Literature. Her subsequent works have been nominated for numerous literary awards, including the Toisinkoinen, Runeberg, Tulenkantaja, and Bothnia prizes in Finland. Laitila Kälvemark’s elegant and controlled prose often deals with themes of dislocation, marginalisation, and the unpredictability of the human mind. The Shadow Sonata is her fifth novel.

Awards and nominations

2020, Shortlisted for the Bothnia Prize
2018, Shortlisted for the Finnish Literary Export Prize
2017, Shortlisted for the Bothnia Prize
2016, Shortlisted for Finland’s Candidate for the European Union Prize for Literature
2015, Shortlisted for the Tiiliskivi Prize
2015, Shortlisted for the Toisinkoinen Prize
2013, Kaisa Vilhuinen Literature Prize
2013, Shortlisted for the Runeberg Prize