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 a master of short prose and laconic humor. He has been awarded a number of literary prizes. He first rose to public prominence in 2006 as a Finlandia Prize-nominee for his novel What My Uncle Taught Me (Enon opetukset). That book has also been adapted into a made-for-TV movie. Tamminen’s works include short stories, short prose pieces, novels, and radio plays.