Antti Tuomainen (b. 1971) is one of Finland’s most acclaimed and award-winning crime fiction writers. To date, Tuomainen’s works have been translated into more than 25 languages. Crowned “The King of Helsinki Noir,” Tuomainen’s piercing and evocative style has never stopped evolving. In The Man Who Died, Tuomainen displays a new side of his authorship and unveils his multifaceted ability in full. The novel, which combines Tuomainen’s trademark suspense with a darkly tinged humor, has won the hearts of readers and critics alike, and secured him the new title of King of Noir Comedy.
“Tuomainen is the funniest writer in Europe.”
“Antti Tuomainen is a wonderful writer. His characters, plots and atmosphere are masterfully drawn.”
|Shortlisted for the Prix du Polar Européen (Best Crime Novel of the Year) France – Mies joka kuoli The Man Who Died||2019|
|Shortlisted for the Petrona Award (Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year) UK – Mies joka kuoli The Man Who Died||2018|
|Shortlisted for the Last Laugh Award UK – Mies joka kuoli The Man Who Died||2018|
|Shortlisted for the Petrona Award (Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year) UK – Synkkä niin kuin sydämeni Dark As My Heart||2016|
|The Clue Award (Best Finnish Crime Novel) Finland – Parantaja The Healer||2011|
|Shortlisted for the Glass Key Award The Nordic Countries – Parantaja The Healer||2011|
Antti Tuomainen's Little Siberia has been chosen by The Times as one of the Best Books of 2019. The UK-based international daily newspaper writes the following about the novel:
“Scandinavia’s answer to Carl Hiaasen delivers another hectically silly crime caper involving a military chaplain, a suicidal rally driver and a very expensive meteorite.”
Antti Tuomainen’s skillfully executed crime novel Little Siberia has been chosen by The Times as Book of the Month. The Times praises Tuomainen, calling him “Scandinavia’s answer to Carl Hiaasen.”
Antti Tuomainen’s Palm Beach, Finland has been shortlisted for The Last Laugh Award in the UK. The award will go to the best humorous crime novel published in the British Isles in 2018, and the winner will receive a Bristol Blue Glass commemorative award.
The winning title will be announced during the CrimeFest convention in Bristol, May 11th.
The French literary prize Prix du Polar Européen is annually awarded to the best crime or thriller novel by a European author, in translation or in French. The award was launched by the weekly magazine Le Point in 2003.
The award ceremony will take place during the Quais du Polar in Lyon this weekend, an annual crime festival for both literature and film.
The Man Who Died, Antti Tuomainen’s dark, thrilling and humorous novel, has been shortlisted for the Petrona Award 2018 for ‘Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year’. The international crime fiction convention CrimeFest will present the winner of the award at a gala dinner on May 19th.
Antti Tuomainen’s dark, thrilling and humorous The Man Who Died has been shortlisted for the Last Laugh Award. The award is given to the best humorous crime novel published in the the UK in 2017. The international crime fiction convention CrimeFest will present this award, along with other awards, at a dinner on May 19th.
Antti Tuomainen’s The Man Who Died, a critically lauded thriller brimming with the black comedy of life and death, has been named one of the ‘20 best crime books of 2017’ by the Irish Times.
Successful mushroom entrepreneur Jaakko Kaunismaa is a man in his prime. Just 37 years old, Jaakko is shocked to hear his doctor tell him that he’s dying. Moreover, the signs point to the cause being a prolonged exposure to toxins – someone has been poisoning him, slowly but surely. Determined to find out who wants him dead, Jaakko embarks on a rollercoaster journey lined with outlandish characters, bizarre situations, and unexpected twists.
Antti Tuomainen’s The Man Who Died is a thriller brimming with the black comedy of life and death, love and betrayal. Combining the suspense of Scandinavian noir tradition with a quirky, charming humor, the novel displays an entirely new side of Tuomainen’s authorship. In The Man Who Died, Aki Kaurismäki meets Arto Paasilinna in a Fargo-like novel full of thrills, dark laughs, and twists.
In their comments, the judges praise Tuomainen’s “mesmerizing” Dark As My Heart, saying that “Rarely has atmosphere in a Nordic Noir novel been conjured so evocatively.”
The Caveman by Jørn Lier Horst receives equal acclamation in the jury’s motivations: “Beautifully written, this crime novel is a gripping read that draws on the author’s own experiences to provide genuine insights into police procedure and investigation.”
The winning novel will be announced on May 21st, 2016. The award will be the fourth one handed out since the Petrona Awards’ establishment in 2013. Its previous winners are Liza Marklund (2013), Leif GW Persson (2014), and Yrsa Sigurdardóttir (2015).
Acclaimed Finnish author Antti Tuomainen’s new stand-alone The Mine has now been published in Finland. Told in a beautiful language with shifting points of views and flashbacks, The Mine is a suspenseful crime novel filled with vivid characters and a breathtaking plot. But above all, it is the story of two men - a father and a son - and of the destiny of a family torn apart, only to ultimately reunite.