Kjell Westö


Kjell Westö, born in 1961 in Helsinki, is best known for his epic novels, which are taking place in his hometown through out the 20th century, but he has also written short stories, poetry, essays and columns. Westö has been awarded with nearly all the possible literary prizes possible in Finland.

His latest novel Den svavelgula himlen is Westö’s seventh novel and was published in the autumn of 2017 in Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian and Danish. Romanian translation rights are also sold to France and Germany. Westö’s books have been translated into more than 20 languages to date.

Photo: Marica Rosengard