Today I’m thrilled to welcome Antti Tuomainen to the book review café. I still have lots of these posts to share with you all and I do hope you are enjoying reading them, I know I am. Read on to learn more about a ‘Antti Tuomainen christmas’
What is your favourite Christmas memory?
I look back fondly on my childhood Christmases. I thought it was wonderful to have so many days of meeting all the relatives, even the distant ones. I’m not sure if all the adults agreed. Anyway, one Christmas that stands out is the Christmas my wife and I spent in New York a few years ago. Wonderful, magical time. Christmas carols in Washington Square, a Christmas church on lower Broadway, the quiet city on Christmas morning. We loved it. (And spent the New Year there too!)
Where will you be spending Christmas?
At my brother’s. A family gathering with great Finnish traditional Christmas foods: all kinds of raw fish, vegetable casseroles, forest mushrooms, ham, etc. I’m really looking forward to eating until I’m pried away from the table.
Do you have any Christmas traditions?
My wife and I enjoy the Christmas time. We always buy a tree and decorate that.
What was your best ever Christmas present?
My mom always bought me books. She gave me so many important ones. Nowadays, my wife always gives me something I actually need. I don’t how she does that.
What was your worst ever Christmas present?
I really can’t remember any really bad ones. But when you’re thirteen and get an awkward sweater, it feels like Santa Claus doesn’t exist. (He does exist, of course.)
Favourite Christmas tipple?
I’ll have some non-alcohol glögi, please.
What are you hoping for this Christmas?
Vacation. Living room couch. Marmalade. Winter walk with the wife.
Have you got a Christmas message you would like to share with readers and bloggers?
Thank you so much for a truly remarkable year. Little Siberia got such a fantastic start and launch with the incredible blog tour that we had and I’m so happy so many old and new readers have found it and the earlier books too, including The Man Who Died. Merry Christmas, see you soon!
About Antti Tuomainen
Finnish Antti Tuomainen was an award-winning copywriter when he made his literary debut in 2007 as a suspense author. The critically acclaimed My Brother’s Keeper was published two years later. In 2011, Tuomainen’s third novel, The Healer, was awarded the Clue Award for ‘Best Finnish Crime Novel of 2011’ and was shortlisted for the Glass Key Award.
Two years later, in 2013, the Finnish press crowned Tuomainen the ‘King of Helsinki Noir’ when Dark as My Heart was published. With a piercing and evocative style, Tuomainen was one of the first to challenge the Scandinavian crime genre formula, and his poignant, dark and hilarious The Man Who Died became an international bestseller, shortlisting for the Petrona and Last Laugh Awards. The recently published Palm Beach, Finlandhas been a massive critical success, with Marcel Berlins of The Times calling him ‘the funniest writer in Europe’, and making it one of his books of the year.
Books published by Orenda Books
My thanks to Antti Tuomainen for writing this post, and taking part in this feature.
The giveaway includes all the books featured in the above photo, 18 fabulous books in total. The competition is open to UK residents only. Competition will close on midnight on the 19th December and please note the prize will be sent directly from the publishers (hopefully in time for Christmas) and you must be following my blog.
To enter click on the link and good luck Orenda Books Christmas bundle 📚🎁🎄