Tainaron (novel)

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Tainaron: Mail from Another City
Author Leena Krohn
Original title Tainaron: Postia toisesta kaupungista
Country Finland
Language Finnish
Publisher WSOY
Publication date
1985
Published in English
2004
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 126 (1st Finnish edition)
ISBN 951-0-13063-X
OCLC 15631518
LC Class PH355.K823 T3 1985

Tainaron: Mail From Another City (orig. fin. Tainaron: Postia toisesta kaupungista) is a science fiction/fantasy novel written in 1985 by Finnish author Leena Krohn. The book is regarded as the author's breakthrough novel.[1] Tainaron was nominated for the Finlandia Prize in 1985,[2] The Nordic Council Literature Prize in 1988,[3] the World Fantasy Award[4] and the International Horror Guild Award in 2005.[5] It won the Thanks for the Book Award in 1986.[6]

Tainaron consists of 30 letters sent beyond the sea from a city of insects.

The U.S. edition was nominated for the World Fantasy Award[7] and the International Horror Guild Award in 2005.[8] This edition, published by Prime Books in 2004 and edited by Kathleen Martin,[9] adds to the original Finnish publication by adding original illustrations by the author's sister, Inari Krohn, a Finnish painter.[10]

Reviewed in glowing terms by Mathew Cheney, Jeff VanderMeer best of 2004, the writing has been described as "lyrical and deep, metaphysical, philosophical, poetic".

Translations[edit]

  • English (2004): Tainaron: Mail from Another City, translator Hildi Hawkins, publisher Prime Books. ISBN 1-930997-82-5
  • Estonian (1994): Tainaron: Posti teisest linnast, translator Ele Süvalep, publisher Aniara Kirjastus
  • Hungarian (1992): Tainaron, translator Csilla Varga, publisher Európa. Part of compilation Káin leánya: Mai finn kisregények
  • Japanese (2002): , translator Hiroko Suenobu, publisher Shinhyoron Publishing
  • Latvian (1998): Tainara: Vestules no citas pilsetas, translator Ingrida Peldekse, publisher Preses nams
  • Polish (2008): Tainaron: Listy z innego miasta, translator Sebastian Musielak, publisher Świat Książki. ISBN 978-83-247-0467-5
  • Swedish (1987): Tainaron: Brev från en annan stad, translator Thomas Warburton, publisher Fripress Bokförlag. ISBN 91-7896-037-1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pirjo Lyytikäinen (2004-09-26). "Yöajatuksia kuoleman markkinoilla" (in Finnish). Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  2. ^ Finnish Book Foundation. "Finlandia-palkinto" (in Finnish). Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  3. ^ "The Nordic Council Literature Prize". Nordic Council. 2007-12-11. Archived from the original on June 26, 2007. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  4. ^ "2005 World Fantasy Award Winners & Nominees". World Fantasy Convention. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  5. ^ "IHG Award Recipients". International Horror Guild. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  6. ^ "Kirja-alan palkinnot" (in Finnish). The Organization of the Booksellers' Association of Finland. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  7. ^ "2005 World Fantasy Award Winners & Nominees". World Fantasy Convention. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  8. ^ "IHG Award Recipients". International Horror Guild. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  9. ^ Tainaron Page 4. Google Books. Retrieved 2010-11-17. 
  10. ^ "A Conversation with Leena Krohn". SF Site. Retrieved 2010-11-17. 

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