Alexandra Salmela is nominated for the Slovakian literary prize, Anasoft Litera with her debut novel 27 or Death Makes an Artist.
Alexandra Salmelma was born and raised up in Slovakia but she is currently living in Finland. Her debut novel was originally published in Finnish (Teos, 2010). In Finland the novel was nominated for the Finlandia Prize and it won the Debutant of the Year Prize arranged by Helsingin Sanomat, the biggest news paper in Finland.
27 or Death Makes an Artist is a comedy about Angie who turns 27 and is anxious that she may not become a famous artist and die at the peak of her career like her idols Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix; before her 28th birthday.
The translation rights of the novel are sold to Denmark, Italy, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland.