Anasoft litera

Alexandra Salmela

2012 Finalist

(1980, Bratislava)


An author of poems, fairy tales, short stories and theatre plays. She has participated in several literary contests where she gained acclaim, but the most important recognition so far have been the nomination of her first novel 27 or Death Makes an Artist for the Finlandia Prize and the fact that she won the Debutant of the Year Prize arranged by Helsingin Sanomat, the biggest newspaper in Finland.

Alexandra Salmela studied theatre dramaturgy at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, and obtained an MA in Finnish Language and Literature at Charles University in Prague. She currently lives somewhere between the town and the country in Finland and is considering what to do with her life next.



27 čiže smrť robí umelca / 27 or Death Makes an Artist
Vydavateľstvo Q111



It is an extraordinary book both in form and content. It confronts a family living off welfare with a young woman that comes to Finland to get to know the local traditions and fulfil her literary ambitions. The plot is narrated from four different perspectives. It is not an easy reading, but it surely is witty funny and intriguing. The book was first published by the editorial Theos in Finnish, then in Denmark by Gyldendal, in Italy by Piemme, in the Czech Republic by Argo, in Slovakia it was published by Q111, and it also has a Polish translation published by W.A.B.


Stilton Literary Agency




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