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They Know Not What They Do – Feb 28
February 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Canadian Friends of Finland (CFF) &
Finnish Studies Program at University of Toronto
jointly welcome you to
An Evening with Finnish Studies
WHEN? Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 at 6.30pm
WHERE? Father Madden Hall, St. Michael’s College, 100 St Joseph St, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, M5S 2C4.
THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO
How did a project that started out as an intended short story collection about relationships become a 550-page social novel with thriller elements? The Finnish novelist Jussi Valtonen, author of the Finlandia-prize winning novel They Know Not What They Do (He eivät tiedä mitä tekevät, Tammi 2014), discusses how novels teach writers how to write them, and why fiction is the perfect tool for examining predominant societal beliefs to which we have become blind.
Jussi Valtonen (b. 1974) is an author and psychologist from Helsinki. He has studied neuropsychology in the United States and screenwriting in the UK, and has also worked as a science reporter. In the year of its release (2014), They Know Not What They Do was the most sold novel in Finland. The translation rights have been sold to 10 languages.
Photo: Marko Taina, Tammi
Reception with light refreshments follows.
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