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The youngest ever non-fiction Finlandia prize winner Pajtim Statovci Yle interview: Typing trying to make sense of what kind of place I come from

no screaming, No crying, but maybe a smile. Pajtim Statovci , 29, is not the type to tear when I heard the news. Not even then, when you know you can win the non-fiction Finlandia prize.

It does not mean, however, that Pajtim would be glad and would appreciate the prize.

This is indescribably wonderful recognition. Prize significance of the writer is enormous.

Finlandia seal the victory Statovci success story. He won the first novel at my Cat Yugoslavia, the Helsingin sanomat debut kirjailij under the granting of the award.

the Second novel in Tirana's heart was recently nominated for a major american literary prize. National Book Award didn't get the win, but Statovci made history just by the candidate. He is the first Finnish writer who has been nominated for the prize. And in the third novel at the Bo, he received the Finlandia prize.

the title of the Book derives from the Albanian mythology, where Bo is a snake-like creature.Jouni Immonen / Yle

Statovci is now his life, the largest publicity agency in the. He's known about it, I don't feel comfortable in public, and not tell private life.

Still, he is an interview situation, the way this polite and pleasant. He answers reflection and in-depth books related questions.

That's how Bo was conceived, however, is a difficult question. Statovci told me that it had started its work already in 2011. He wrote the story at the beginning, end and middle. Always when writing stick, he moved on to work on other novels of his.

Bollan sentences are beautiful and polished. All, please note that Statovci require themselves a lot.

–Edit and tweak the text for a long time. It was emphasized in particular in this novel. I wrote many chapters again and again.

doctoral Dissertation going on animal metaphor of

Bo is the story of two men, Albanian and serb, for the love of. In the book the year is 1995 and the intoxicating infatuation overshadows the threat of war. Yugoslav breakup related to the Kosovo war is about to begin.

Statovci is the background of the Kosovo Albanian, and he moved with his family to Finland when he was a couple years old.

during the Kosovo war Statovci was less than a 10-year-old and she lived in the ordinary everyday life to Porvoo.

Still region, culture, history, wars are all very significant way a part of my life and my childhood. Maybe my efforts as a writer is to make sense of what kind of place I come from.

in All three Statovci published novel in the Balkans and the region's stories are strongly present. Especially animal mythology are repeated in the novel from another. We have been reading, inter alia, a cat and two-headed eagle.

winning novel the name comes from the Albanian mythology, where Bo is a snake-like creature. It represents evil and darkness. Animal characters help Statovci tell me the important topics.

animal metaphors in my books often describe it as injustice and inequality, which in the world is a lot.

Animals have also statovci going on to be a dissertation topic. He explores animal representations Ernest Hemingway , Franz Kafka and Toni Morrison production. Recently, a doctoral thesis is not advanced as other writing in a hurry for the sake of.

"me, too, is seen as a foreign"

Bollas describes otherness in many ways. In kosovo, men in love are forced to cover up their relationship. Another ran away from a war to a foreign country begins again with a new adaptation. How to blend into society, where attention is already on a different appearance. The strangeness of the feeling is in the book in everyday life.

– me, too, is seen as a foreign people, and these topics have been a strong presence in my own life.

Thus, despite the fact that Statovci has increased in Finnish society, and Finnish is his second mother tongue. Albanian, he speaks with his family.

Pajtim Statovci is not comfortable in the public eye, but will be happy to speak books themes.Antti Haanpää / Yle

Statovci wants to raise some big themes emerge in his books, because he believes literary force.

It's that write the inequality and violence, at least not add to them. I hope they would be reduced in the world.

"it's Not thank you necessarily standing there at the end"

Bollan protagonist is the embodiment of the people, which is so broken, that ended up breaking almost all of the relationships around them.

This is a book I wanted to show that people who are victims of violence, often end up also itself to do violence.

Pajtim Statovci trying to find time to also dissertation together.Antti Haanpää / Yle

Statovci is actually a bit amazed that Bollaa considered to be gloomy and sad, mournful book.

– I think it has a lot of light and the hope of a better.

statovci of the book for, however, is not characterized by happy endings. He distrusts the idea that persistent effort will always be rewarded.

a Large part of the people, the world is a pretty miserable place. Matter how hard you try to pursue your dreams, it's not thanks necessarily standing there at the end.

statovci of the work has now been rewarded. He is the youngest ever non-fiction Finlandia prize. He has also received international incense in the two previous novels of his that have been translated among others into English.

Literature and writing have been from a very early age statovci in the spirit hole. He's already got the next novel in the blanks in his head, but the new novel's start he is not yet thinking about. First she has to survive a few days Finlandia-twirl.

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