Pajtim Statovci (b. 1990) moved from Kosovo to Finland with his family when he was two years old, and he holds an MA in comparative literature from the University of Helsinki. Originally published in Finland in 2014 and also available from Pushkin Press, his first novel, My Cat Yugoslavia, won the prestigious Helsingin Sanomat Literature Prize. Crossing, his second novel, has also won awards in Finland. Both novels are being translated into more than a dozen languages.