Publisher Mepcards acquired Czech rights to Elina Grundström’s UKRAINE’S BLACK GOLD (Ukrainan musta multa, WSOY 2023). The good news don’t end here. The book was recently shortlisted for the Kanava Prize. Congratulations!
The jury’s reasoning: “Elina Grundström’s multi-leveled work, based on extensive background research, introduces the reader to the problems of Ukrainian agriculture and the world food crisis through the business of Finnish-born Joakim Helenius.
The book, which unfolds like a thriller, opens up the links between agriculture and world politics in a fascinating and vivid way. The book is also a good illustration of the problems caused by corruption and the non-Western working culture in Russia and Ukraine.”
The Kanava Prize for non-fiction is an annual recognition prize for non-fiction books, jointly awarded by the magazine Kanava and the Otava Book Foundation. It is awarded to the best Finnish non-fiction book of the year in the field of politics, society, economy, history or culture.