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Itäranta, Emmi

Entry updated 10 October 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1976-    ) Finnish journalist, scriptwriter and author, resident in England, who either translates into or writes the original manuscripts of her novels in English; her first novel, Teemestarin kirja ["The Book of the Master of Tea"] (2012; English version by author as Memory of Water 2014), is a Young Adult tale set in a Dystopian seemingly distant Near Future which is dominated by China and in which Climate Change has caused a profound scarcity of water. The narrative is told with what might be called liquid if sometimes ethereal grace. Kuunpäivän kirjeet (2021; trans by author as The Moonday Letters 2022), an epistolary novel set in the medium-distant Near Future, tracking the protagonist's attempts to find her lost, Mars-born husband. Her search tales her to Earth, which has been devastated by Ecological devastation and unchecked Climate Change. The governments of Earth, being chained to corporations, are of no use. But what may soon become a Ruined Earth may be saved by sane people in secret opposition. [JC]

Emmi Itäranta

born Tampere, Finland: 1976


  • Teemestarin kirja ["The Book of the Master of Tea"] (Helsinki, Finland: Teos, 2012) [binding unknown/]
    • Memory of Water (London: Harper Voyager, 2014) [English version of the above: composed in English: hb/Shutterstock]
  • Kudottujen Kujien Kaupunki ["The City of Woven Streets"](Helsinki, Finland: Teos, 2015) [binding unknown/]
  • Kuunpäivän kirjeet (Helsinki, Finland: Teos Publishers, 2021) [binding unknown/]
    • The Moonday Letters (London: Titan Books, 2022) [English version of the above: composed in English: pb/Julia Lloyd]


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