Petri Karra

Petri Karra’s (b. 1969) first novel is The House of Branching Love/Haarautuvan rakkauden talo (Gummerus 2008), which won him the Laila Hirvisaari 2009, and was in the short list of the most prestigious Finnish literary awards, the Helsingin Sanomat Literature Prize 2008. Also, the novel was filmed by acclaimed Finnish director Mika Kaurismäki. The film was a box office hit in Finland, and it was accepted for the Toronto International Film Festival 2009 and premiered in Germany, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Slovakia, Greece, Lithuania, Romania, etc.


Fate’s Director/Kohtalonohjaaja/Mosquito (Gummerus 2011) was Karra’s second novel (Aj Annila directs and Aleksi Bardy/Helsinki-filmi produces Mosquito). His third novel is Fleeing Dreams/Pakenevat unet (Gummerus 2012). Three Wise Men/Kolme viisasta miestä (2008), written by Petri Karra, was selected to Toronto International Film Festival 2008.


The Homecoming/Kotiinpaluu – iloisten ihmisten huvila (Gummerus 2015) is Karra’s fourth novel. Mika Kaurismäki’s Elämältä kaiken sain is based on The Homecoming’s story. Karra’s fifth novel and his first television series is Musta valo/Dark Light, which is produced by Minna Virtanen/Vertig


Also Karra writes tv-series Cold Skies/Kylmä taivas (which is based upon his coming novel and produced by Teea Hyytiä/Zodiak Finland) and Sirkus Maximus/Circus Maximus (producer Ella Piesala/Joonas Hytönen, director Lauri Nurske).