Laura Gustafsson

Laura Gustafsson is a Finnish author, scriptwriter, and playwright based in Helsinki. Her debut, the genre-bending fairytale and feminist pamphlet Huorasatu (Whorestory, 2011), was nominated for the Finnish Book Foundation’s Finlandia Prize. Anomalia (2013, Anomaly), addresses the themes of language, violence, and the imaginary line between man and beast. Korpisoturi (Wilderness Warrior, 2016), a story about the end of the world as we know it, was a Finnish export prize nominee. Her latest novel Pohja (Ground, 2017) is an autofiction/autopsy and has been called a brave portrayal of female life. Gustafsson graduated with an MA from the Theatre Academy Helsinki. She has written a number of stage and radio plays, gives lectures on art and writing, and is actively involved in public debate. Her works have been translated into German, French and Turkish.