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Saara Turunen is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning author, playwright and director. Many of her works examine the themes of art, identity and social norms. Turunen is known for her novels Irrational Things, Bystander and Love/monster as well as for her plays. Her works have been translated into several languages and they’ve been performed around the world.


Lea-Award 2020
City of Helsinki’s The Artist of the Year Award 2018
Thalia-Award 2017
Finland Prize 2016
Helsingin Sanomat Literature Prize 2015


Publisher: Tammi.fi
Foreign Rights: Elina Ahlback Literary Agency
Plays: Drama Corner
Stage productions: Turunen Company
Blog: Goodreads