This was a huge week for me: lots of bookbinding, but more importantly my poetry book Mikado was shortlisted for the debut book award by the biggest newspaper in Finland. Today I was interviewed on a big stage at Helsinki book fair and I can't really remember much about it. Nerves are fascinating things... The winner will be announced on the 18th, so there's still plenty of time to be nervous. As the only poet amongst talented prose writers I'm not too optimistic about my chances, but just being on the shortlist is an honour in itself.
You can buy or download Mikado (Finnish only, sorry!) here.
(Photos by Olli-Pekka Tennilä & Ville Luoma-aho)