Also appearing

In addition to our four distinguished guests of honour, a number of authors, artists and other creative people will be appearing at the convention. These are some of them, in alphabetical order:

Giordano Cavalli, Italy
Author of three novels (two sf dystopias and one weird fiction novel), a horror script and more than thirty short sf stories.
https://medium.com/@g.cavalli2000

Patrik Centerwall, Sweden
Author of Skymningssång and Klockan och spegeln.
https://undrentideforlag.com/patrik-centerwall/

Toby Curden, Sweden
Artist and illustrator (book covers, game art, sculpture, costumes, etc), including cover and illustrations in The Octagon’s Eight.
https://www.tobycurden.com

Niels Dalgaard, Denmark
Editor of Proxima, author of books about Stephen King, Danish fandom etc., and a great many translations.
https://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niels_Dalgaard

Sara Bergmark Elfgren, Sweden
Author of fantasy novels for YA and children, comics, theatrical plays, movie scripts, and more, including the Engelsfors trilogy, translated into over 25 languages.
Awards: Urhunden 2020; Nordic Game Award 2020; The White Reindeer Award 2019; Swedish Audio Book Award, 2018
https://www.sarabelfgren.com/

Tony Elgenstierna, Sweden
Author of the Straffet series, young adult novels about a post-apocalyptic Uppsala.
https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Elgenstierna

Sara Engström, Sweden
Author of the psychological post-apocalyptic science fantasy thriller Falsksken (2020).
Awards: Chrysalis Award 2021
https://www.modernista.se/bocker/falsksken

Rhuddem Gwelin, Sweden
Author of The Nature of Things, The Merlin Chronicles Volume 1, the series has 5 volumes.
https://themerlinchronicles.wordpress.com/

Magdalena Hai, Finland
Author of YA horror (Sarvijumala), SF/F (Royaumen aikakirjat), and children’s books (Painajaispuoti/Rysmans rysliga butik).
Awards: Atorox 2016, Finnish Literary Export Prize 2018.
https://magdalenahai.com/

John-Henri Holmberg, Sweden
Author of five books about sf; the Nova SF magazine; publisher of around 200 sf and fantasy books; innumerable reviews and essays; 200 fanzines.
Awards: Big Heart Award 2005; Samfundet de Nios översättarpris 2018
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John-Henri_Holmberg

Eva Holmquist, Sweden
Author of Diligentiatrilogin, Gallustrilogin, Blodskifte, Kimya.
https://www.evaholmquist.se/om-eva-holmquist/

Edward James, UK
Retired Editor of Foundation, author of a book on Lois McMaster Bujold and several other non-fiction books.
Awards: Hugo Award 2005; BSFA Award 2015; Eaton Award 1996; IAFA Award 2017
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_James_(historian)

Gunilla Jonsson, Sweden
Author of role-playing games: Kult, Tjurmannen från Kungsskär, novels: De levande döda, Döden är bara början.
https://freeleaguepublishing.com/sv/authors/gunilla-jonsson-michael-petersen/

Jenny Kangasvuo, Finland
Author of the novel Sudenveri (2012); short stories in English, e.g.: “The Challenges of Waste Disposal” (2017); “Chasing Digital Shadows” (2016).
Awards: Atorox 2006, 2018
https://jennykangasvuo.com/

Hildur Knútsdóttir, Iceland
Author of SF/F and horror, both YA and for adults. The Night Guest will be published in English in 2024, translated by Mary Robinette Kowal.
Awards: The Icelandic Literary Prize (2016), the Icelandic Women’s Literary Prize (2017), the Reykjavík Children’s Literature Prize (2019) and the Icelandic Bookseller’s Prize (multiple times).
https://www.hildurknutsdottir.com/

Taru Kumara-Moisio, Finland
Author of Taniwha (novel, translated into English by Christina Saarinen).
https://tarukumaramoisio.wordpress.com/in-e

Oskar Källner, Sweden
Author of SF series for children, Imperiets arvingar (Children of the Phoenix, translated to 7 languages), dozens of short stories, fantasy novels, etc.
https://munin.kallner.com/

Anne Leinonen, Finland
Author of science fiction, horror & fantasy short stories and novels, writing for adults and young adults.
Awards: Atorox 2004, 2007, 2011
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Leinonen

Roderick Leeuwenhart, Netherlands
Author of the SF novels De Heren XVII and Sterrenlichaam. “Bacteriophages” was published in Nature Futures.
Awards: Harland Award 2016
https://www.roderickleeuwenhart.nl

Karolina Lukasik, Poland
Author of Your Inheritance Will Taste of Salt, Our Lady of Carrion Crows, A Map to a Future Unlike Any Past.
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Karolina-Lukasik-3

Ian McDonald, UK
Author of the Luna trilogy, new novel Hopeland should be out by next June!
Awards: Hugo Award 2007; BSFA Award 1993, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2019; Philip K. Dick Award 1992; Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award 2001; Locus Award 1989; Gaylactic Spectrum Award 2016; Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire 2099, 2011, 2013; Italia Award 2019; Kurd Lasswitz Preis 1995, 1999;
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_McDonald_(British_author)

J. S. Meresmaa, Finland
Author of “The Naming Tree” in European Science Fiction #1, “Knowing the Neighbours” (Future Fiction, 2021).
https://jsmeresmaa.com/

Farah Mendlesohn, UK
Author of The Pleasant Profession of Robert A Heinlein and many other non-fiction works.
Awards: Karl Edward Wagner Award for Special Achievement 2014; Hugo Award 2005; World Fantasy Award (Special) 2017; BSFA Award 2004, 2009, 2020; IAFA Award 2022 (two awards); Mythopoeic Award 2018; Mary Kay Bray Award 2003; Clareson Award 2016
https://farahmendlesohn.com/

Jane Mondrup, Denmark
Author of Zeitgeist and a number of SF and horror stories in Danish magazines and anthologies.
https://janemondrup.dk/

Nina Niskanen, Finland
Author of short stories published in the anthologies Recognize Fascism and Marraskesi.
https://ninaniskanen.com/

Sara Norja, Finland
Author of “City of Wings and Song” in Lackington’s, “Birch Daughter” in Fireside, “Water, Birch, and Blood” in Strange Horizons.
http://snuu.kapsi.fi/saranorja/

Mairon Oakley, Sweden
Author of The Octagon’s Eight.
https://maironoakley.com/

Billy O’Shea, Denmark
Author of The Other Mermaid, Kingdom of Clockwork, A Clockwork Moon, and A Clockwork Carol.
https://blackswan.dk/

Elena Pavlova, Bulgaria
Author of a couple of novels, some novelettes and 25 gamebooks, as well as many short stories. She has also translated several works of sf into Bulgarian.
Awards: Konstantin Konstantinov 2019, ESFS Best work for children 2021, Diverse Worlds Grant 2021
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4437675._

Michael Petersen, Sweden
Author of role-playing games: Kult, Tjurmannen från Kungsskär, novels: De levande döda, Döden är bara början.
https://freeleaguepublishing.com/sv/authors/gunilla-jonsson-michael-petersen/

Lisa Rodebrand, Sweden
Author of Revolt, En droppe i rymden.
https://www.fantasiforlaget.se/

Sten Rosendahl, Sweden
Author of two dystopian novels in Swedish: Algblomning and Värmevåg.
https://www.instagram.com/stenrosendahl/

Ian Sales, Sweden
Author of the Apollo Quartet and several short stories.
Awards: BSFA Award 2013
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Sales

Edmund Schluessel, Finland
Author of “A Funeral for Massachusetts” and Infinite Metropolis.
https://cronegirlspress.com/2020/06/12/meet-the-author-edmund-schluessel/

Markus Sköld, Sweden
Author of Folktomt, Kalldrag, etc. Creepypodden, Storytel, and more.
https://www.markusskold.se/

Karin Tidbeck, Sweden
Author of Jagannath, Amatka, The Memory Theater, short stories.
Awards: SF&F Translation Award 2013; William L. Crawford Award 2013
https://www.karintidbeck.com/

Heather Turnbull, UK
Author of The Gatekeeper; Midday Train to Dreamland; Equasion; What a Doll!; And What About Anna?; Possessivum Vindictae.
https://www.amazon.com/Gatekeeper-Heather-Turnbull/dp/1291922857/

Ian Watson, Spain
Author of numerous novels and stories, including some set in the Warhammer Universe.
Awards: BSFA Award 1978, 2010; Prix Apollo 1975
https://www.ianwatson.info/