Heikki Aalto-Alanen is the grandson of architects Aino and Alvar Aalto, who has previously served as vice chairman […]
Mari Ahokoivu (b. 1984) is a Finnish illustrator and a comics artist. She’s been drawing professionally for over […]
Piia Aho is a graphic designer who loves book design more than anything. She always makes an effort […]
Jessikka Aro (born 1980) is a Finnish journalist working for Finland’s public service broadcaster Yle. In September 2014, […]
Elina Backman, 37, is a media & marketing professional living in Helsinki, in an old wooden 1920 house […]
Crime novelist who combines hard-boiled detective stories with noir and plenty of black comedy.
Healthcare professionals and authors of nonfiction.
Author of fresh and fun girl pirate books has lived and traveled around the globe just like her characters: she's born in India, raised in the U.S. and living in Finland.
Geographer and author of several non-fiction titles who specializes in the interaction between phenomena, people and nature.
Psychiatrist, psychotherapist and author has written several books on mental well-being and solution-focused psychotherapy.
Novelist and playwright, whose recurring themes in her work include oppression, violence, animal rights and the environment.
Illustrator who loves to portray fictional people and places in her illustrations and does most of her work on the computer.
Humorist and publisher who writes hilariously funny "turkey lit" about middle-aged women and their issues.
Lover of cross genre fiction and all things strange, and her fiction often combines elements of sci-fi, fantasy and horror.
The authors have been involved in the research and production of the film The Guardian Angel from the beginning on.
Founder of the organization Sauna from Finland and non-fiction author.
Author whose books often deal with the clash between cities and countryside. He works as a journalist, specializing on culture and nature.
Illustrator and type designer who creates light and shadow in his illustrations with skillful use of black ink.
The author of adults’ and children’s prose, a journalist and documentary filmmaker.
Artificial intelligence researcher and Professor of Digital Information Research in Helsinki University
One of Finland's most beloved children's authors to whose rhymes and tales generations have learned to read.
Poet, children's author, book shop owner, publisher and uomo universale of Finnish literary scene, praised for his creative language.
Novelist and economics reporter praised for his ability to create skillfully crafted literary novels about the stock market or long-distance running.
Inka Nousiainen is an award-winning author from Helsinki, who writes fiction, children’s books and lyrics for different artists. […]
Author of speculative fiction in Finnish and English who often incorporates environmental and dystopian themes in her prose, which is praised for its lyricism.
The pseudonym writes tense psychological thrillers about tangled relationships and family drama in an internet-dominated society.
Author and illustrator of lovely picture books with a hint of old times nostalgia created with watercolor and gouache.
Author of narrative nonfiction that takes the reader on a journey in the footsteps of forgotten women of the history.
Jussi Karjalainen is a graphic designer, illustrator and co-founder of Napa Books.
Art historian and former director of Helsinki's leading museums is an expert of the legendary author and artist Tove Jansson's works.
Author of gritty and realistic YA novels with a touch of Nordic wilderness and wildness.
Petri Karra’s new fast-paced psychological thriller explores a parent’s love for their son – and the crimes committed to protect him.
Novelist and poet known for her relatable prose about modern day issues and her knack for humor.
Author of literary fiction and ophthalmologist from Helsinki, who draws inspiration for her work from her travels in the world.
Author and illustrator of educative and eco-positive picture books with great maritime adventures.
Valpuri Kerttula is a Finnish illustrator and designer based in Lahti, Finland. In addition to diverse domestic work, […]
Satu Kettunen won 2015 Rudolf Koivu award for her debut picture book ”Otso Aarnisen salaperäinen seikkailu”. Her second […]
Policeman, crime novelist and documentarist whose rough and realistic crime novels have been also turned into films.
Experts of gaming and non-fiction authors.
Illustrator and author of educative picture books with fresh colors, bold and graphic shapes and cute little animals.
Award-winning poet and children's author with highly imaginative and even surreal books, often about parallel worlds unknown to us.
Author of middle-grade fantasy adventure books in style of Michael Ende about accepting the unruly inside of you.
Hanna-Riikka Kuisma (b. 1978) is a writer, art critic and columnist from Pori. Her latest novel, High-Rise, was […]
Noora Kunnas (born in 1987) is a children’s author from Helsinki, Finland. She has the knack for making […]
Emilia Lahti is a doctoral candidate, entrepreneur, international leadership trainer and leading expert of the global phenomenon of […]
Writer and game designed, whose YA fantasy series Freya takes the reader to the world of old myths and new enemies.
Crime novelist serves hard-boiled realism from a female perspective, selling tens of thousands of copies each year.
An author, father and mathematician, who has worked in tech companies, as a newspaper photographer and as the editor-in-chief of the Oulu-based culture magazine Kaltio.
Award-winning author of adult and YA fiction with stories combining a seamless mix of magical realism, Finnish folk tradition, future fantasy, and world-building and exploration.
Best-selling author whose novels are defined by societal themes, dry humor, quick wit and a hint of a whodunit.
Much-loved illustrator whose cheerful artwork for children's books have been published around the world.
Award-winning author and literary scholar. Her novels verge on postmodern and experiment with form and language in an extremely reader-friendly manner.
Aino Louhi (s. 1981) in an artist whose large range of works include paintings and installations, as well […]
Author and illustrator of the two picture book series, Aino and Tomppa, both loved and read for several generations.
Essentially the only contemporary academic researcher who has published several articles on the topic of the meaning of life with a unique perspective on the science of happiness.
Mooses Mentula was born in Tuupovaara, Eastern Finland and grew up in Kuhmo, Kainuu. From the age of 16 […]
Banker and non-fiction author writes about money with a wise and at time humorous touch.
Writer of sharp, gentle and often tragicomical novels about surprising themes like long-distance running, the desire to be Swedish, and dentistry.
A comic artist, illustrator and graphic designer. Her comics have thrice been nominated for the prestigious Comic Finlandia Award.
Nordic crime heavyweight delivering page-turning realism, with much of his works adapted on film.
Businessman and the former CEO of Nokia corporation wrote his autobiography of the company that created a global mobile revolution.
Ulla-Maija Paavilainen, award-winning journalist, is the author of several well-received novels and non-fiction books. She has worked as the […]
Writer, editor and broadcast journalist. Born in Finland and raised in Canada, with stints in the UK and New Zealand, Katja now lives in Helsinki with her family.
Author of three prize-winning adults’ novels set in 20th century Europe about people living at the margins society.
Author and illustrator of bright and colorful books for toddlers and their parents.
Children's author of organic fantasy that combines everyday reality with the countless possibilities of the imagination.
Illustrator and graphic artist, whose images glow with the delicate joy of colour and the enchantment of fairy tales.
An award-winning artist who works with a bright color palette and has illustrated more than 30 books.
PERTTU PÖLÖNEN is a futurist, inventor and an inspirational speaker. He has won the EU’s biggest science competition […]
Emmi Pesonen (b.1977) is a Helsinki-based writer, screenwriter and actress. She graduated in 2001 as a Master of […]
As a child, Maria Pettersson’s dream job was to be an international adventurer. Instead, she became an award-winning […]
Author and dramaturge, who often writes about horrific events in beautiful, lyrical language.
Illustrator whose visual language is defined by clear lines, stylized and expressive characters and bold colours.
Illustrator known for his richly detailed and imaginative work for Finland's leading children's authors.
Award-winning novelist praised for his psychologically realistic depictions and exceptionally skilled language.
Author of two prize-winning novels, which tackle notions of power, sexuality, violence, and the relationship between humans and nature - at times in essay format or narrative non-fiction.
Eeva Rohas is a critically acclaimed author who writes about social misfits. Rohas received her doctoral degree in […]
AAPO ROSELIUS is a resercher and a nonfiction author, who has studied extensively the Finnish Civil War and […]
Author of YA books with paranormal romance and fantasy elements.
Veera Salmi (1976) is a writer who lives in Helsinki. Prior to her career as a writer she […]
SARA MEDBERG is a historian currently writing a doctoral dissertation about the education of highborn girls in the […]
Nadja Sarell is an illustrator living in Helsinki, Finland. She graduated with MA in Dance from Theatre Academy […]
The Debut Thriller Award-winning author of page-turning Nordic Noir thrillers that develop at a breakneck speed.
Finland’s most internationally successful YA author, with the rights of her Snow White Trilogy sold to 52 territories and Hollywood.
Internationally acclaimed, award-winning author of speculative fiction who categorizes her own works as 'Finnish Weird' for defying any single genre.
Author and translator of nonfiction and editor of Finnish fiction.
Visual artist and author who combines realism, chick-lit and psychological thriller in her fearless and entertaining novels.
Author of novels and short stories, often about families, love affairs or sexualities that do not meet the norms of the society, thoughtfully written but brimming with witty, black humor.
Author and journalist who tackles not only suspense and thriller but also clever chick-lit in a sovereign manner.
Petri Tamminen is a Finnish author best known for his laconic humor and short stories, and 6 novels. […]
Anniina Tarasova is a Helsinki storyteller with background in the startup world and roots in Karelia and St. Petersburg.
An illustrator, comic artist and graphic designer currently based in London, UK.
An author who writes for children, young adults and adults, and often incorporates fantasy and historical elements into her realistic work.
YA author and ALMA nominee who tackles difficult themes such as death and racism in her emotionally deep novels.
Author of warmly absurdist middle-grade novels where monsters work as nannies and bathrobes talk, with the everyday and the fantastic interacting seamlessly.
A history teacher by training and a writer by profession, Törmänen mixes historical elements in her speculative prose.
Prize-winning author known for crafting lyrical, historically inspired fantasy stories starring strong female protagonists.
An internationally acclaimed and award-winning author, playwright and director.
Anders Vacklin and Aki Parhamaa write YA books about virtual realities and have backgrounds in screenwriting.
Short story author whose themes vary from absurd to questions of identity to transformation, has also translated literary classics like Heaney and Swift into Finnish.
Author of crime fiction and an acclaimed journalist, who has written nonfiction books about Japan as well as translated from Japanese to Finnish.
Finlandia-winning author and psychologist whose prose often muses with ethical issues and family relationships in style of contemporary American authors like Franzen and Egan.
Heidi Viherjuuri is a teacher, children’s writer and a blogger, who lives in Germany. She grew up in […]
Kati Vuorento is an illustrator living and working in Helsinki, Finland. ”In small details there is an infinite […]