Author: Mikko Rimminen
 
 
Mikko Rimminen (1975), one of the most acknowledged young voices in the Finnish literature, started his writing career with two volumes of poetry. Rimminen made his breakthrough with the novel Park Life that was nominated for the prestigious Finlandia Prize and was awarded the Kalevi Jäntti literary prize – a prize for young authors. His third novel, Red Nose Day, was the winner of Finland Prize and the translation rights of the novel have been sold to several language territories.

The special narrative style of Rimminen – that the author himself calls for “blattering” – based on a technique of a stream of consciousness, is a very important part of Rimminen's successful novels. Rimminen's status as one of the most original and interesting writers of contemporary Finnish literature with breathtakingly funny language is indisputable.


 

“Intelligent and warm laughter is such a rare phenomenon in Finnish prose, that one would like to name Rimminen’s Park Life as a protected piece of work which would be inaccessible to those serious people with no sense of humour fighting for art with a clenched jaw. ”
- Aamulehti