Herkunft: Finland

Monika Fagerholm

Monika Fagerholm wurde 1961 in Helsinki geboren. Die Finnlandschwedin studierte Psychologie und Literaturwissenschaften an der dortigen Universität und veröffentlichte zwei Kurzgeschichtenbände, bevor sie mit ihrem ersten Roman »Underbara kvinnor vid vatten« [1994; dt. »Wunderbare Frauen am Wasser«, 1997] größere Bekanntheit erlangte. Im Präsens gehalten und wie mit der Kamera beobachtet,

Johanna Sinisalo

Johanna Sinisalo born in 1958 in Sodankylä, writes novels in the »Finnish Weird« style, a style that unites Finnish writers who have turned down the realistic tradition. Her debut novel »Ennen päivänlaskua ei voi« (2000; En. »Not Before Sundown «) was awarded the Finlandia Literature Prize. Sinisalo’s books have been

Ville Tietäväinen

Ville Tietäväinen was born in 1970 in Helsinki. He is a qualified architect, graphic designer, illustrator and caricaturist, but has mainly made a name for himself in the past years as an author and illustrator of longer comic stories. Tietäväinen released his first comic, which plays in Thailand, »Hymyilevä kuu«

Timo Parvela

Timo Parvela was born in Finland in 1964. The former primary school teacher has been working as a freelance writer since 1996. Alongside many books for children and young adults, he has written several television scripts for children and adults, textbooks for learning Finnish and contributions to Finnish radio. In

Sofi Oksanen

Sofi Oksanen was born in 1977 in Jyväskylä (Finland). She learned Estonian from her mother but she writes in Finnish. After focusing on Literature Studies at the universities of Jyväskylä and Helsinki, she moved to the Drama School in Helsinki and studied Dramaturgy. Her début novel »Stalinin lehmät« (2003, tr:

Rita Dahl

Rita Dahl, born in Finland in 1971, is a writer and freelance journalist. She attained a Masters degree in politics and comparative literature, studied Portuguese (2001-2002) and worked as an editor for several well-known literary magazines. Her first collection of poems, »Kun luulet olevasi yksin«, was published in 2004, followed

Pajtim Statovci

Finnish-Kosovar writer Pajtim Statovci was born in 1990. He was two years old when his family emigrated from Kosovo to Finland to avoid political unrest. Statovci studied comparative literature at the University of Helsinki, where he is pursuing his doctorate, as well as dramatic writing at the Aalto School of

Megatron Braineater

Megatron Braineater is the pseudonym of Finnish science-fiction author Maria Candia. In her four-volume »psychedelic space opera« »Kapiteeni Shiva« (tr: Captain Shiva) she, among other things, makes use of what the genre has to offer in order to play around with gender issues and the classic understanding of sex-based roles

Marjaleena Lembcke

Marjaleena Lembcke was born in 1945 in Kokkola, Finland, and studied drama in Helsinki before moving to Germany in 1967. She studied for the second time at the Arts Academy in Münster, this time choosing sculpture. The author has published work in German since 1985: mostly – with few exceptions,

Kalle Hakkola

Kalle Hakkola was born in 1971 in Helsinki, Finland and has worked in diverse cultural and artistic fields. He is also a qualified librarian by profession and worked in Helsinki’s city library from 1995 to 2003. Since 1995 Hakkola has written articles about music, comics and library science for several

Jimi Tenor

Jimi Tenor was born as Lassi Lehto in 1965 in Lahti, Finland. He lived in Berlin, New York and London until he returned there in 2005. Working in the boundary zone between Jazz, House and experimental pop, Tenor has recorded an album with the African music legend Tony Allen (»Inspiration

Henna Laininen

Henna Laininen studied arts, literature and creative writing in Finland. She was awarded several prizes for her texts, including the Lassi Nummi Price (2004) and the J.H. Erkko Price for the best début (2005). Her poetry has been published in various Finnish literary periodicals and anthologies.