Thursday, May 10, 2007

TROIKA WINS FINNISH AWARD

Tähtivaeltaja-award 2007

Tähtivaeltaja-award for the best science fiction book published in Finland in 2006 has been given to Stepan Chapman's novel Troikka (The Troika, 1997). The book, illustrated by the author himself, was published in Finland by The Tree Club and translated to Finnish by Hannu Blommila.

The jury described the book as a unique, mosaic journey to a whirlwind of wondrous visions; an artistic experience with intellectual insight and pure literary pleasure.

Tähtivaeltaja-award jury consisted of critic Jukka Halme, editor Toni Jerrman, critic Elli Leppä, and journalist Vesa Sisättö.