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Maritta Lintunen has written short stories, poems, and three novels. She was shortlisted for the prestigious Runeberg Prize in 2005 and 2006 as well as for the Savonia Prize in 2009 and 2012. Her short story “Passiontide,” from the collection The Peephole, was selected for Best European Fiction 2012, published by Dalkey Archive Press. She has published three novels, three short-story collections, and two volumes of poetry. Her plays and short stories have appeared in anthologies and literary periodicals in English, Swedish, Hungarian, Udmurt, and Dutch. Her fourth novel will be published in Finland in Autumn 2014. Maritta Lintunen lives in Jyväskylä and works as a writer and musician.