Awards & Winners

Johanna Sinisalo

Date of Birth 22-June-1958
Place of Birth Sodankylä
Nationality Finland
Also know as Aila Johanna Sinisalo, Aila Johanna Sinisalo, Aila Johanna Sinisalo
Profession Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter
Aila Johanna Sinisalo is a Finnish science fiction and fantasy writer. She studied comparative literature and drama, amongst other subjects, at the University of Tampere. Professionally she worked in the advertising business, rising to the level of marketing designer. An important figure in the Finnish science fiction scene in the late 1980s and early '90s, she was also the first Finnish science fiction writer to make a mainstream breakthrough by breaking genre barriers. Sinisalo was awarded the Finlandia Prize for literature in 2000 for her first novel, Ennen päivänlaskua ei voi. The novel has been translated into several languages. An English translation of "Linnunaivot" was published in 2010 by Peter Owen Publishers under the title "Birdbrain". Not Before Sundown was awarded The James Tiptree Jr. award in 2004. Movie rights were acquired by Carter Smith in 2006. She was nominated for a Nebula Award in 2009 for Baby Doll.

Awards by Johanna Sinisalo

Check all the awards nominated and won by Johanna Sinisalo.


Nominations 2008 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Nebula Award for Best Novelette Baby Doll


Nominations 2007 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Locus Award for Best Anthology The Dedalus Book of Finnish Fantasy


James Tiptree, Jr. Award
Honored for : Not Before Sundown

Nominations 2004 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
James Tiptree, Jr. Award Not Before Sundown


Finlandia Award
Honored for : Not Before Sundown