Silja Järventausta’s (b. 1977) debut poetry book Patjalla meren yli was published in 2006 and it was nominated for the Helsingin Sanomat Literature Prize. The second book Liputettu päivä was nominated for Tanssiva karhu and the third book Hyvän yön puisto (2012) the Einari Vuorela Prize. It was also awarded Mahdollisen Kirjallisuuden Seura Literature Prize, which is given to a book widening the possibilities of expression in prose. Järventausta’s latest book Ympäristön avajaiset was published in 2020.
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