Petri Salin lives in Helsinki. He’s published a plethora of short stories, essays, articles and critiques mostly in different science fiction and crime story magazines during the last two decades.
Recommended for all fans of detective and hard-boiled crime stories.
– Kirjavinkit.fi Book Reviews
Salin’s well-regarded science fiction short stories are without exception stylish, breathtaking visions combined with a good sense for drama—success in several writing competitions only confirms this view.
-– Petri Laine, science fiction and fantasy magazine Kosmoskynä
Petri Salin’s “McB3”, a prose-poem version of Shakespeare’s play [Macbeth] is, in Finnish circumstances, a unique interpretation, especially as to its structure. [...] Salin combines in a well-balanced way the merchants’ war of the domination of Mars with space opera tradition and history play.
-– Markku Soikkeli, Portti Science Fiction Magazine Special English Issue
Petri Salin is a bilingual author who writes both in Finnish and Swedish. And, when the whim takes him, as it sometimes does, in English. Among his special interests are Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes, and William Shakespeare, about whom he’s written both fact and fiction. Occasionally he writes about classical music, mostly Wagner. He’s published two short story collections, Frozen Cocytus (Jäätynyt Kokytos, 2009) and Thirty-third chimpanzee (Kolmaskymmenes kolmas simpanssi, 2010), and a crime novel The Other Woman (Toinen nainen, 2009).
Apart from prose Salin regularly writes audio drama for the Finnish broadcasting company YLE’s Swedish language Radio Theatre. His audio dramas have been translated into several languages and awarded the Nordic Radio Theatre Prize. He also writes plays.
Salin’s play for children, Biggles Eats a Banana (Biggles äter en banan), is a part of a Nordic theatre project and translated into the different languages of the Nordic countries, where it may be performed for free by amateur theatrical companies.
Original name: Toinen nainen
Publisher: turbator 2009
Softcover 110 x 180 mm
Cover illustration: Mika Myyry