charlesatan for the opportunity.My interview with Johanna Sinisalo is now live at The Nebula Awards site. If you haven't had a chance to read her novelette "Baby Doll," which was on the final award ballot for this year's Nebula, let me say it's quite a wicked yet fascinating piece. A story I don't think I'll ever forget. It was a pleasure getting to know Johanna and conducting this interview. Special thanks to
Johanna Sinisalo was born in 1958 in Sodankylä, Finnish Lapland, and now lives in the town of Tampere. She has studied theatre and drama and worked in advertising for 15 years before becoming a full-time writer. She started her writing career with sf/f short stories, and has this far been awarded with the national Atorox Award for the best domestic sf/f short story seven times. She has also written a generous amount of reviews, articles, comic scripts and screenplays, and edited two anthologies, including The Dedalus Book of Finnish Fantasy.
Sinisalo’s debut novel Not Before Sundown a.k.a. Troll – a Love Story got the most prestigious literary award in Finland, the Finlandia Prize in the year 2000, and tied the James Tiptree Jr. Award in 2004.
She has published three other novels and a story collection and her works have been translated to almost twenty languages.