Silvia Hosseini is a writer, book critic and teacher based in Tampere, Finland. Her debute Pölyn ylistys [In Praise of Dust], a collection of personal essays on literature and popular culture, was released in 2018. It was awarded the Kalevi Jäntti Prize in 2018, and was also nominated for the Helsingin Sanomat Literature Prize.
Common themes in Hosseini’s work include travel, history and popular culture, mixed with personal experiences. Her writing has been called perceptive, passionate, humorous and unruly.
In addition to writing, Hosseini teaches Finnish and literature in high school and creative essay writing in Critical Academy (Helsinki). She has also participated in many public discussions and podcasts, given public speeches on literature, society and politics, and hosted various events. She talks regularly on YLE radio (Finnish Broadcasting Company).
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