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Here are the 18 works, of which someone get the Runeberg prize – for the first time published from the long list does not have any Finlandia candidates

Runeberg literature prize chooser panel decided to publish for the first time the so-called long list of books. According to the head 18 works, among them the selection of five of the eight final candidates.

– This longlist gives the opportunity to raise several interesting books. Should be downright violent to detach only a few works, because of the great works is so much, will justify the jury chairman, writer, Sinikka Vuola .

at the Same time also, the chooser panel's work will be transparent. A long list of candidates for disclosure is the international literary and film awards.

Three-person panel is made left works, for it to be read was sent to the 242. For comparison, the non-fiction Finlandia esiraati read just over a hundred works. Runeberg-panel works to grow it, that the prize of the race are also poems, short stories and essays.

the Panel got to read most novels, but also poems were strongly to the fore. Instead of a short story of low surprised the panel.

the town hall is passed this year the candidate books to read in. Vuola characterizes the works of the very diversity of the subject from its and style.

– Striking was that climate change was discussed in many works. In addition, it was noticeable how experimental is leaked to the poetry side, but also prose works.

the town hall to pick up a long list of several debut works, because, in their opinion, this year was an exceptionally good debut writers.

– debut books were a significant high-quality. Today, you can no longer speak of a typical first book, because the authors are so willing.

Esiraati include this year author Sinikka vuola, in addition to writer, critic Marissa Mehr and researcher, critic Julia Tidigs . They three choose also the final Runeberg prize nominees, which will be announced 12. December.

Now we will continue to work so that we read again these long list of works. We discuss them and we select the final candidates, said Vuola.

the winner will be announced traditionally Runeberg day 5. February. 10 000 eur of the prize winner will be selected by a different jury than the candidates.

Runeberg prize long list:

Ahlgren Emma: När jag var elva visste jag allt (H&H)

Andtbacka Ralf : Potsdamer Platz. I don't dikt (Förlaget)

Hakkarainen, Anna-Arch : Diorama (January)

Kivelä Mali : Hjärta/Heart (Förlaget/Book, eng. Laura hare cape)

Valley Laura : Mrs. Milkyway (Aviador)

Lindstedt Laura : my Friend Natalia (the Work)

matti mikko Maria : Part (Siltala)

Muinonen Maija : sexdeath babies (Works)

Niskala Meiju : one Hundred letters to his dead mother (WSOY)

Paasonen, Markku : the Great picnic (Book)

Purokuru Pontus : röman my (Cosmos)

Rönkä, Antti : Legs in the air (Gummerus)

Saisio Pirkko : Pause – confessions of love, writing and performing (Siltala)

Salmela Aki : Animal shadow (January)

Salminen Antti : Mir (Poesia)

Slotte Mali : Fia och andra noveller (S&H)

Vartiainen Jyri : the Curse (Work)

Over-the Wily Jack : I Want to rout (Siltala)

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