First Language(s): Georgian
Second Language(s): English, Finnish, Russian
Tatia Veikkola is a writer and a self-prescribed citizen of the world. She attained her Master’s degree in Science and Economics from the University of Eastern Finland. Her interests include history, learning about different cultures, as well as practicing Korean sword fighting. She lives with her husband in Helsinki, Finland, where she emigrated to from Rustavi, Georgia.
What was your favorite book as a child?
As a small child I read various books, but mostly I loved reading adventure books and folk stories from all over the world. Therefore, I have many favorite books from which it is difficult to choose just one. However, I could mention “Emil of Lönneberga” by Astrid Lindgren, which was the first book I read at age 7 independently, and “The Three Musketeers” by Alexandre Dumas.
Do you remember the original reason or motivation why you started writing creatively?
For as long as I can remember, I have been writing. I have always felt an urge to write, so that is what I did.
What was the most adventurous or thrilling thing you ever did/experienced?
I could say I have had many thrilling and adventurous experiences in life from travelling and participating in exchange programs in the United States of America and Portugal. Since it is not exactly easy to choose one thing, I could try to combine all of my experiences in a few sentences. It is thrilling to get to know various cultures, interesting people, discover new places, try new foods and do whatever you had not done before. Life, however boring it might seem, is an adventure itself, not knowing what each day will bring to you.
Do you listen to music while reading or writing?
Yes, I often listen to music while writing. Though, listening to music is not exactly an expression which I would use to describe the process, but rather using it as a background sound which helps me to get inspired and focus on the writing.
It Is Going to Rain Tomorrow
Issue Spring '21