Marko Hautala

Marko Hautala is a writer of literary horror whose work has been translated into eight languages. Two of his stories have been optioned for a movie.

Hautala’s story “Pale Toes” was nominated for the 2020 Shirley Jackson Award. In his native Finland he has received the Tiiliskivi Prize, Kalevi J√§ntti Literary Prize and was nominated for the Young Aleksis Kivi Prize in 2013.

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Kuva: Veikko Somerpuro

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The Dark Architect sold to Czech Republic

The Czech rights for my novel The Dark Architect have been sold to Golden Dog, a genre publisher whose translation catalogue looks great (including for example Polly Hall’s brilliant, Bram Stoker Award Nominated The Taxidermist’s Lover). This is the first, but hopefully not the last, foreign rights deal for The Dark Architect, which came out […]

“Pale Toes” nominated for Shirley Jackson Award!

My story “Pale Toes” is nominated for the prestigious Shirley Jackson Award in the novellette category. I got the news in the middle of the Midsummer celebrations so it still feels a bit unreal, but I’m slowly getting used to the idea. Past nominees and winners include people like Stephen King, Elizabeth Hand, Ramsey Campbell, […]

The Valancourt Book of World Horror Stories

This is such great news! My short story will be published in The Valancourt Book of World Horror Stories, an anthology of horror stories published outside the English-speaking world. I’m very much looking forward to this, not only as a contributing writer but also as a reader of horror fiction. Like many readers of the […]