New Plays from Finland

Laura Gustafsson

Laura Gustafsson (born 1983) is a Helsinki based playwright and novelist who is one of Finland’s young rising talents. Her debut novel Huorasatu (Whore Fable), based on her play of the same name, was nominated in 2011 for the prestigious Finlandia Prize, and the debut novelist's award from Finland's leading newspaper Helsingin Sanomat. The second novel Anomalia (Anomaly) will be published in 2013. Also story of Anomaly existed first as a play.

Gustafsson’s works exhibit extremities on both dramatic and linguistic levels, but never slide into sensationalism or empty exaggeration. Her plays can be as thought provoking as they are shocking, and as honest as they are direct.