Tuesday 24.4 at 6pm at Arkadia: Talk with Silvia Hosseini and Antti Hurskainen

Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to a discussion with Silvia Hosseini and Antti Hurskainen on Tuesday 24.4 at 6pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11)

Silvia Hosseini and Antti Hurskainen will discuss their essays. The event will be hosted by Jaana Seppänen.  Hosseini’s book Pölyn ylistys (Tribute to Dust) and Hurskainen’s book Suru ei toimi (Sorrow doesn’t work) both came out this spring.

You are welcome to listen to a lively discussion about subjects these two writers feel a passion for: the bad taste, the trivial, the violent and the sad.

The discussion will be in Finnish.

Warm regards,


Silvia Hosseini is an essayist, literary critic and teacher of Finnish living in Helsinki. She is preparing her Doctor’s dissertation on Leonard Cohen’s lyrics. Her first book, Pölyn ylistys (Tribute to Dust) came out this spring from the publishing house Savukeidas; it contains essays about the low, the tasteless, because – she writes – “sometimes bad texts, works of art and phenomenons inspire you, tickle you, touch you and comfort you. I write about the passion, the joy and the compassion I’ve experienced through them, and that I would desire to have more in my heart, because that is good.”

Antti Hurskainen is an essayist living in Helsinki. He has published four collections of essays: Ozzyteksti (The Ozzytext) 2013, Tapan sut (I’ll kill you) 2014, Välinpitämättömyys (Indifference) 2016 – all from the publishing house Savukeidas and this spring Suru ei toimi (Sorrow doesn’t work) from Siltala Publishing House. Suru ei toimi deals with problems that might seem small but are capable of turning one’s life into living hell. Hurskainen writes about his reasonable drinking habits and his chronic fear of insomnia. Agnetha Fältskog and E. M. Cioran are equally important figures in these essays.

Jaana Seppänen is a writer and translator living in Helsinki. She has published two collections of essays – Carmenin silmät (The Eyes of Carmen) 2011 and Iltapäivä (The Afternoon) 2014 and three novels. She also translates French litterature to Finnish.