Thursday 16.11. at 5.30pm at Arkadia: Literary evening with Jose Antonio Ruiz (Spain) and Daniel Malpica (Mexico)

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to a literary evening with Jose Antonio Ruiz (Spain) and Daniel Malpica (Mexico) on Thursday 16.11. at 5.30pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11).

 The writers who live in Finland (and write in neither of the two official languages, Finnish and Swedish) often find recognition abroad and a little less in their adoptive country. In this lecture series, foreign-born writers tell about their work and their position in the field of Finnish literature.

 Jose Antonio Ruiz (Spain) and Daniel Malpica (Mexico) will be interviewed by Roxana Crisólogo.

 The discussion is organised in collaboration with the Sivuvalo project:

 The talk will be in English, Spanish and Finnish.


 Warm regards,


José Antonio Ruiz (Madrid, 1972), M.A. in Spanish Philology, lives in Finland since 1997 and teaches Spanish and Creative Writing at the University of Helsinki Language Centre. In Spain his short stories have been published in literature magazines, and he has won several prizes in writing competitions. In 2016 his first own book Los gansos (La Guarida Ediciones) was published, with illustrations by David Pintor.

Daniel Malpica is a Writer, Graphic Designer, Publisher and Producer. His published poetry books are Se escribe con X (In collaboration with Jaime Culebro), eX-AetherMarduk and Par”ntesis.”