Finnish-Spanish freelance journalist and novelist living in Finland
Laila Escartín-Sorjonen (b. 1971) is a Finnish-Spanish freelance journalist, copywriter and novelist. After living in various places around the Western world (in Cádiz, Puerto de Santa María, Sevilla, Madrid (Spain); in Tampere (Finland); in New York City (USA) and in Avignon, (France), she is back living and working in Finland. She has a degree in Spanish language and literature from the University of Avignon. Her work experience is colourful, ranging from the obligatory waitressing and babysitting in her early youth, language teaching, work in film, to translation and in the past decade journalism. She was eight years editor-in-chief of a Spanish cultural magazine and for a year and a half columnist of
Her first novel (‘ Desvío’, Huerga & Fierro Editores, 2009) was published in Madrid in June 2009.
Her second novel (‘La Calavera de Yorick’) is in the process of looking for a publisher. And her third novel, this time in Finnish (‘Taikakukka ja Särkyneiden Peilien Metsä’), is being considered at a publishers. Still in the process.