|Ville Virtanen in a scene from the Finnish television series Bordertown, currently available on Netflix.
Part One of this piece, which looked at recent Icelandic work, was published here on August 8.
Readers of Nordic noir may not have had much exposure to Finnish authors writing in the genre. This may owe in part to the lack of English translations but the oversight is gradually being remedied. Kati Hiekkapelto is a Finnish writer whom I have recently encountered and based on her latest, The Exiled, the third book in her series about Anna Fekete, and her previous foray, The Defenceless (both published by Orenda Books in 2016 and 2015), she is a writer who will likely acquire a larger profile. I have not yet been able to access her debut novel, The Hummingbird.
The Exiled, Anna is on holiday visiting her family and friends in a Hungarian village in Serbia.