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Petri Tamminen

Petri Tamminen (b. 1966) is a Finnish author and former freelance journalist. His debut work, Lives (Elämiä), was published in 1994, and since then Tamminen has become known as...

Maritta Lintunen

Maritta Lintunen has written short stories, poems, and three novels. She was shortlisted for the prestigious Runeberg Prize in 2005 and 2006 as well as for the Savonia Prize in 2009 and 2012. Her...

Antti Tuuri

Antti Tuuri (b. 1944) earned a degree in graphic engineering in 1972. He then worked as a technical director, a managing director, and a development director for many printing companies. Since...

Joonas Konstig

Joonas Konstig (b. 1977) is an author and father to two girls. He also teaches creative writing. Konstig won second prize in the Martti Joenpolvi Short Story Competition in 2008. His debut work,...

Shimo Suntila

Shimo Suntila (b. 1973) set out to become a writer in the beginning of 2012. He challenged himself to write one drabble (a story of exactly 100 words) every day for an entire year, and succeeded....

Tiina Laitila Kälvemark

Tiina Laitila Kälvemark (b. 1970) hails from the town of Kärsämäki in northern Ostrobothnia. A resident of Sweden, Laitila Kälvemark writes in Finnish, dipping...

Ruth Urbom

Ruth Urbom is a translator who lives in the UK.

Peter Sandström

Peter Sandström (b. 1963) is a journalist. His books include Transparente blanche (2014); Till dig som saknas (2012); Gigant (2008); Manuskript för pornografiska...

Kari Hotakainen

Works by Kari Hotakainen (b. 1957) have been translated into more than twenty languages. Hotakainen has received many literary awards, including the Finlandia Prize for his novel...

Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen

Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen, born in 1966, is one of Finland's best-kept secrets. A novelist and short-story writer, he is well known for his fantasy and sci-fi narratives, and has...

Mikko Rimminen

Mikko Rimminen (b. 1975) is a Helsinki-based writer. He has published two collections of poetry, as well as the book Twilight Nature in conjunction with Kyösti Salo Korpi. In 2004, he...

Leena Krohn

Leena Krohn was born in 1947 in Helsinki. She studied philosophy, psychology, and literature at Helsinki University. She lives in Pernaja, Southern Finland. She has written nearly thirty books,...

Daniel Katz

Daniel Katz was born in Helsinki in 1938. He worked as a Jewish history teacher at the Jewish School in Helsinki, and in Haifa, Israel, as a driller on subway construction. His first...

Jyrki Vainonen

Jyrki Vainonen was born in 1963. He works as a translator and lecturer on literary art. He is renowned for his translations into Finnish of works by Seamus Heaney, Jonathan Swift, and William...

Sofi Oksanen

Catapulted into the elite of Finnish authors with her first and widely debated novel, Stalin's Cows (2003), Finnish-Estonian writer Sofi Oksanen (b. 1977) has since then been considered one of...

Matti Yrjänä Joensuu

Matti Yrjänä Joensuu is a serial novelist and a criminal investigator for Helsinki PD. Two of his novels have been shortlisted for Finland's major literary award, the Finlandia...

Kjell Westö

Kjell Westö was born in 1961. He is the author of the novels Där vi en gång gått (Where We Used to Wander, 2006), Lang (2002), Vådan av att vara Skrake (The Curse of...

Leena Lander

Born in 1956, the Finnish author Leena Lander has published stories, plays, radio plays and eleven novels, three of which were finalists for the prestigious Finlandia Prize. Known for the...
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