Emmi Itäranta

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Emmi Itäranta (b. 1976) is a Finnish writer who writes in both Finnish and English. Her novels are characterised as lyrical dystopias with a strong ecological background. Her debut Memory of Water was translated into more than twenty languages and served as a template for the film. The novel was shortlisted for the Philip K. Dick, Arthur C. Clarke and Golden Tentacle Awards and was among the finalists of the Premio Salerno Libro d'Europa. She published two additional novels: The Weaver (american title) / The City of Woven Streets (English title) and The Moonday (2020). Emmi Itäranta lived in the UK for 14 years before returning to Finland in 2021. She lives in the Finnish city of Tampere and continues to write in both languages.