Silvia Hosseini


If something is boring and ordinary, embarrassing and vulgar, uncomfortable, immoral or otherwise questionable, it becomes a topic for the essayist Silvia Hosseini. Her debut book, an essay collection called Pölyn ylistys (Praise to Dust) was awarded with the Kalevi Jäntti Prize in 2018 and was nominated for the Helsingin Sanomat Literature Prize. Hosseini has been writing essays and literary reviews for the leading culture magazines in Finland for several years and is one of the regular members in the Finnish Broadcasting Company’s culture programme Kulttuuriykkönen.

Photo: Ville Hytönen