Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen is Finland’s best kept literary secret…
In the early 70’s, when he was five, Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen lived in a block of flats by the Jyväskylä’s (a city in Central Finland) old cemetery and believed in vampires.
In the early 80’s he still had vampire dreams and fell in love with Jeanne Moreau in Truffaut’s Jules et Jim.
Ten years later Pasi wrote his first short stories. He wan the writing competition of SciFi and fantasy stories four times and then decided to become a writer.
Now he is an author, but he is also a Finnish and literature teacher in upper secondary school and the father of three sons.
He hasn’t stopped loving vampires, Jeanne Moreau and old film classics.
Where the Trains turn (Missä junat kääntyvät) – Short stories, Portti-kirjat 2000
The Rabbit Back Literature Society (Lumikko ja yhdeksän muuta) – Novel, Atena 2006
A Zoo That Fell From the Sky (Taivaalta pudonnut eläintarha) – Short stories, reedition, Atena 2008
The Cinematic Life – a novel (Harjukaupungin salakäytävät) – Atena 2010
Souls Walk in the Rain (Sielut kulkevat sateessa) – Novel, Atena 2013