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Emmi Itäranta was born in Tampere, Finland, where she also grew up. She holds an MA in Drama from the University of Tampere and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Kent, UK, where she began writing her award-winning debut novel Teemestarin kirja (The Tea Master’s Book) under the title Memory of Water. Itäranta wrote the full text in both Finnish and English. In 2011, Teemestarin kirja won the Sci-fi and Fantasy Literary Contest organised by the Finnish publishing house Teos, and in the following years Memory of Water was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award, the 2014 James Tiptree, Jr Award, the Compton Crook Award, Golden Tentacle Award and Arthur C. Clarke Award. Itäranta’s professional background includes stints as a columnist, theatre critic, dramaturge, scriptwriter and press officer. She lives in Canterbury, UK, and has recently entered the strange world of writing full time.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Emmi Itaranta

The City of Woven Streets by Emmi Itaranta
The City of Woven Streets
Emmi Itaranta
Highly Recommended. Literary and crime fiction publishers have often looked beyond English for great writing and there has also always been a strong tradition of SF and fantasy outside the English language. Lately UK and US...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2016
Memory of Water by Emmi Itaranta
Memory of Water
Emmi Itaranta
Imagine a world where water is its most precious commodity. It is rare and rationed. This is, of course, the future and this is a coming-of-age tale where Noria, tea master’s daughter, learns her father’s art and secrets. It is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015
Memory of Water by Emmi Itaranta
Memory of Water
Emmi Itaranta
Imagine a world where water is its most precious commodity. It is rare and rationed. This is, of course, the future and this is a coming-of-age tale where Noria, tea master’s daughter, learns her father’s art and secrets. It is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/05/2014

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