I don´t live in a town but in a small village on an island and we have no tourist brochures so you can do what ever you like.
If you enjoy the silence of nature, this is a good place to be.
If your life was a movie, which actor could you see playing you?
9MM: AN INTERVIEW WITH KATI HIEKKAPELTO Who is your favourite recurring crime fiction hero/detective? You cannot underestimate the power and intelligence of older women.
What was the very first book you remember reading and really loving, and why?
Both The Hummingbird and The Defenceless are my favourites because I haven´t yet written any others, and I don´t want to make either of my books feel bad.
What was your initial reaction, and how did you celebrate, when you were first accepted for publication?
If you're one for writerly stereotypes, then prepare to have them shattered - along with being a heck of a storyteller, Kati Hiekkapelto is also a punk singer and artist, dressing up in wedding garb to deliver performance art.
She has been a special education teacher for immigrants (she explores the complexities of immigration in her novels), speaks Hungarian, has lived in Serbia, and and now resides on an old farm on a Finnish island with her family in Finland.
My mother read loads of books to me when I was a child. First book I read and loved may have been Pippi Långstrump (Pippi Longstocking).
I loved her independent and exciting life with a horse and a monkey. Before your debut crime novel, what else had you written (if anything) unpublished manuscripts, short stories, articles?
Stepping off the train in Stirling last September, I found myself walking in step with a white-blonde Finnish woman who'd managed to retain her impish grin despite the long journey.