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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Author of YA books with paranormal romance and fantasy elements.
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.
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.
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.
Author, playwright, and director whose work examines the themes of art, gender identity, and femininity.
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.