Pajtim Statovci is a Finnish-Kosovan novelist. He moved from Kosovo to Finland with his family when he was two years old. He lives in Helsinki and holds an MA in comparative literature from the University of Helsinki. His first novel, My Cat Yugoslavia received widespread acclaim among critics and readers alike, and won Statovci the prestigious Helsingin Sanomat Literature Prize. Statovci’s second novel, Crossing, published by Pushkin Press, won the Toisinkoinen Literature Prize. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Helsinki.
Pajtim Statovci on Granta.com
Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition
Pajtim Statovci | Notes on Craft
‘My childhood was pierced not only by the violence in Kosovo but also by the violence my immigrant family was confronted with in Finland.’
Fiction | The Online Edition
A Man’s Life
‘I wished my family would die, my friends too, everybody I knew, because only that way could they never follow me wherever I went.’