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Tapani Bagge

Crime novelist who combines hard-boiled detective stories with noir and plenty of black comedy.

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Terese Bast

Illustrator of the Super Guinea Pig series with a great eye for humor and expression.

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Mintie Das

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.

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Ben Furman

Psychiatrist, psychotherapist and author has written several books on mental well-being and solution-focused psychotherapy.

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Laura Gustafsson

Novelist and playwright, whose recurring themes in her work include oppression, violence, animal rights and the environment.

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Laura Haapamäki

Illustrator who loves to portray fictional people and places in her illustrations and does most of her work on the computer.

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Kaisa Haatanen

Humorist and publisher who writes hilariously funny "turkey lit" about middle-aged women and their issues.

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Magdalena Hai

Lover of cross genre fiction and all things strange, and her fiction often combines elements of sci-fi, fantasy and horror.

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Marko Hautala

Thriller author who balances on the thin line between psychological horror and the supernatural, often using realistic elements such as bits of local history and its most terrifying legends.

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Saku Heinänen

Illustrator and type designer who creates light and shadow in his illustrations with skillful use of black ink.

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Hannele Huovi

One of Finland's most beloved children's authors to whose rhymes and tales generations have learned to read.

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Ville Hytönen

Poet, children's author, book shop owner, publisher and uomo universale of Finnish literary scene, praised for his creative language.

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Karo Hämäläinen

Novelist and economics reporter praised for his ability to create skillfully crafted literary novels about the stock market or long-distance running.

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Emmi Itäranta

Author of speculative fiction in Finnish and English who often incorporates environmental and dystopian themes in her prose, which is praised for its lyricism.

J. K. Johansson

The pseudonym writes tense psychological thrillers about tangled relationships and family drama in an internet-dominated society.

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Riikka Jäntti

Author and illustrator of lovely picture books with a hint of old times nostalgia created with watercolor and gouache.

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Jussi Karjalainen

Jussi Karjalainen is a graphic designer, illustrator and co-founder of Napa Books.

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Tuula Karjalainen

Art historian and former director of Helsinki's leading museums is an expert of the legendary author and artist Tove Jansson's works.

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Markku Karpio

Author of gritty and realistic YA novels with a touch of Nordic wilderness and wildness.

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Riina Katajavuori

Novelist and poet known for her relatable prose about modern day issues and her knack for humor.

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Anssi Keränen

Author and illustrator of educative and eco-positive picture books with great maritime adventures.

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Marko Kilpi

Policeman, crime novelist and documentarist whose rough and realistic crime novels have been also turned into films.

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Satu Kontinen

Illustrator and author of educative picture books with fresh colors, bold and graphic shapes and cute little animals.

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Tomi Kontio

Award-winning poet and children's author with highly imaginative and even surreal books, often about parallel worlds unknown to us.

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Katja Krekelä

Author of middle-grade fantasy adventure books in style of Michael Ende about accepting the unruly inside of you.

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Matthew Laurence

Writer and game designed, whose YA fantasy series Freya takes the reader to the world of old myths and new enemies.

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Leena Lehtolainen

Crime novelist serves hard-boiled realism from a female perspective, selling tens of thousands of copies each year.

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Anne Leinonen

Author whose stories are a seamless mix of magical realism, Finnish folk tradition, future fantasy, boldly exploring all kinds of possible worlds.

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Minna Lindgren

Best-selling author whose novels are defined by societal themes, dry humor, quick wit and a hint of a whodunit.

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Laura Lindstedt

Award-winning author and literary scholar. Her novels verge on postmodern and experiment with form and language in an extremely reader-friendly manner.

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Kristiina Louhi

Author and illustrator of the two picture book series, Aino and Tomppa, both loved and read for several generations.

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Pauliina Mäkelä

Illustrator, visual artist and graphic designer who has twice been nominated together with author Paula Noronen for the Finlandia Junior Prize.

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Kari Nars

Banker and non-fiction author writes about money with a wise and at time humorous touch.

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Paula Noronen

Author of irresistibly funny, madcap middle-grade novels about supernatural hamsters and children's detective agencies.

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Miika Nousiainen

Writer of sharp, gentle and often tragicomical novels about surprising themes like long-distance running, the desire to be Swedish, and dentistry.

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Harri Nykänen

Nordic crime heavyweight delivering page-turning realism, with much of his works adapted on film.

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Jorma Ollila

Businessman and the former CEO of Nokia corporation wrote his autobiography of the company that created a global mobile revolution.

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Katja Pantzar

Writer, editor and broadcast journalist. Raised in Canada, with stints in the UK and New Zealand, she is currently based in Helsinki.

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Leena Parkkinen

Author of three prize-winning adults’ novels set in 20th century Europe about people living at the margins society.

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Sanna Pelliccioni

Author and illustrator of bright and colorful books for toddlers and their parents.

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Sari Peltoniemi

Children's author of organic fantasy that combines everyday reality with the countless possibilities of the imagination.

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Virpi Penna

Illustrator and graphic artist, whose images glow with the delicate joy of colour and the enchantment of fairy tales.

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Maria Peura

Author and dramaturge, who often writes about horrific events in beautiful, lyrical language.

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Matti Pikkujämsä

Illustrator whose visual language is defined by clear lines, stylized and expressive characters and bold colours.

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Pasi Pitkänen

Illustrator known for his richly detailed and imaginative work for Finland's leading children's authors.

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Markku Pääskynen

Award-winning novelist praised for his psychologically realistic depictions and exceptionally skilled language.

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Iida Rauma

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.

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Elina Rouhiainen

Author of YA books with paranormal romance and fantasy elements.

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Max Seeck

The Debut Thriller Award-winning author of page-turning Nordic Noir thrillers that develop at a breakneck speed.

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Salla Simukka

Finland’s most internationally successful YA author, with the rights of her Snow White Trilogy sold to 52 territories and Hollywood.

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Johanna Sinisalo

Internationally acclaimed, award-winning author of speculative fiction who categorizes her own works as Finnish Weird, as they do not fit into any single genre.

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Katariina Souri

Visual artist and author who combines realism, chick-lit and psychological thriller in her fearless and entertaining novels.

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Paola and Pirjo Suhonen

Creators of charmingly retro picture books, the sisters behind Ivana Helsinki fashion brand, a trailblazer in contemporary Finnish fashion.

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Miina Supinen

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.

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Pauliina Susi

Author and journalist who tackles not only suspense and thriller but also clever chick-lit in a sovereign manner.

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Marja-Leena Tiainen

YA author and ALMA nominee who tackles difficult themes such as death and racism in her emotionally deep novels.

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Tuutikki Tolonen

Author of warmly absurdist middle-grade novels where monsters work as nannies and bathrobes talk, with the everyday and the fantastic interacting seamlessly.

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Maria Turtschaninoff

Prize-winning author known for crafting lyrical, historically inspired fantasy stories starring strong female protagonists.

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Saara Turunen

Author, playwright, and director whose work examines the themes of art, gender identity, and femininity.

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Jyrki Vainonen

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.

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Jussi Valtonen

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.