In English

st4551_Supinen_ Drei_novaI’m Miina Supinen, an author, journalist, blogger and creative writing instructor. I live in Helsinki and at the moment I’m working on a novel about christmas and how much it sucks.

My previous novel Säde (Drei ist Keiner Zu Viel) is published in Germany by Suhrkamp  and it will soon be published in Denmark by  Turbine Forlaget and in Czech Republic by Brana. My first novel Liha tottelee kuria (Jelly Control) will also be out in Germany this year, by the name Die perfekte Familie.

To me writing is about paradoxes. When I try to be deep and meaningful, I tend to sound like a dork, but personal, intimate stories resonate with the readers and turn into something everybody recognizes. There’s a big paradox about writing funny stuff too. Most of the comedians are dead serious. At least I am.  I love people because of their faults, both in fiction and in real life. All my characters are of kind of crazy but lovable.

I’m @MiinaSupinen on twitter. Or contact me by email miina.supinen@gmail.com .

For queries about international rights, please contact:

Elina Ahlbäck Literary Agency

Korkeavuorenkatu 3700130 Helsinki Finland
Tel. +358 400 548 402

Supinen_Sade_etukansiRAY GIRL

A mystical love story. Beauty meets two beasts in search of the meaning of life and death.

Vic had no expectations of life after death. But here he is, watching while a serious woman pulls a serious little boy on a sledge through a snow storm. How did it all happen?
Vivacious Säde (Ray Girl) and cynical Vic are beavering away on archaeological excavations in Finland, led by fiery and charismatic Voula with a motley crew of disciples worshipping ancient gods. And at home, Säde has Antti, a successful game programmer, waiting for her. What will the excavations turn up? Do gods exist? Who wins the heart of care-free Säde?

Everyone loves Säde. She’s every man’s dream and every woman’s best friend, a fun-loving, carefree, and delightfully sexually uninhibited young archaeologist. But such girls don’t really exist. The deepest secrets lurk behind the broadest smiles. This is not a girl you want to invite to the dig.

Ray Girl is a mystical love story, an unusual love triangle, a comedy about the collision between faith and science, a coming-of-age story that combines genres and a novel about an atheist who wants to belong to a cult. Ray Girl is the second novel by Miina Supinen. Sure to make you laugh and likely to make you cry.

Supinen_Liha tottelee kuria_kansi

JELLY CONTROL

A refreshing human comedy about pleasure and the dangers of self-deceit, a fatal mistake and eating jam.

The Silola family is the picture of perfection. There’s the house by the sea that looks like a sugar cube. There’s the father, a famous conductor who exhibits absolutely no trace of the famous Finnish melancholy. There’s the mother, an elegant interior designer who facelifts people’s homes with the gentle bedside manner of a family doctor.

And then there are the three children: beautiful, brilliant 22-year-old Astra; 18-year-old novice body-builder Silmu; and 4-year-old Pelagia, an afterthought who scatters toy animals around the family’s gorgeous home.

Everything is perfect as long as no one finds the carefully hidden vials and the hypodermic needles unsmiling boys jab in each other in the dark corners of the gym. And no one must know about the yacht, its steamed-up windows and chandelier, its shackles and whips. And let’s keep quiet about that fatal mistake on that holiday trip.

Jelly Control is a human comedy about family, happiness, corporeality, pleasure and self-deceit. It is also a lively novel about the dangers of eating jam, the ins and outs of gym etiquette and the basic principles of throwing the party of the year.

 

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