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Kati Hiekkapelto


Kati Hiekkapelto (b. 1970) is a special needs teacher by training. She lives on an old farm on the island of Hailuoto in Northern Finland with her children and a sizable menagerie. Hiekkapelto has taught immigrants and lived in the Hungarian region of Serbia. Hiekkapelto’s first novel The Hummingbird appeared in spring 2013 and was the start of the detective series featuring Anna Fekete.


The Hummingbird (Kolibri, 2013)

The Defenceless (Suojattomat, 2014)

The Exiled (Tumma, 2016)


Works published in / Rights sold to:

Czech Republic (Host Brno)
Denmark (Turbine; 2 books)
Hungary (Athenaeum; 2 books)
Germany (Heyne / Random House; 3 books)
Iceland (Skrudda)
Italy (Atmosphere Libri; 2 books)
The Netherlands (A. W. Bruna)
Poland (Newsweek; 2 books)
Russia (AST; 3 books)
Sweden (Modernista; 2 books)
World English (Arcadia Books; first title, Orenda Books; 2 books)
World English Audio (Audible)


Published books