Mehdi Ghasemi is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Turku and the University of Tampere. He is a fiction writer, writing his fiction books in the hybrid genre of "noveramatry," a combination of novel, drama and poetry all in one line. He has already published four fiction books, including Flight to Finland, How I Became a W Finn, Finnish Russian Border Blurred and A Farewell to the Earth and Kepler-438b. He has also published 15 scholarly papers in peer-reviewed journals, 5 scholarly books and 1 book chapter. Recently, he has edited an published a multilingual literary anthology, entitled Opening Boundaries: Toward Finnish Heterolinational Literatures. The anthology includes an introduction, written on literature of immigration with a focus on literature produced by immigrant authors in Finland, and some of the literary outputs by 24 immigrant authors residing in Finland from 16 different nationalities and 10 different languages.
Audience development, outreach •
Multicultural / diversity •
Literature / fiction • Literature / non-fiction • Literature / poetry •
Helsinki • Pirkanmaa • Varsinais-Suomi •
Finnish • English •