Aapo Roselius & Oula Silvennoinen

AAPO ROSELIUS  is a resercher and a nonfiction author, who has studied extensively the Finnish Civil War and the history of the 1920s and 1930s.

OULA SILVENNOINEN, PhD, is a historian and an author of narrative non-fiction who specializes on the upheavals of the modern era within the Nordic and Baltic sphere. Among other topics, he has published on the themes of policing, war, fascist movements and the Holocaust. His works have been translated also into German, Swedish and Estonian. Oula Silvennoinen is currently based in the University of Helsinki, Finland.

Praise for Wild East

”This book is a perfect fit for our list. Wild East sheds light on a largely unknown chapter in our history. The forgotten story of the Swedes involved in the expeditions makes it even more relevant to us. I’m certain that the book, which was nominated to the Finlandia prize, will be of great interest to our readers.”
‒ Anders Gustafson, Senior Editor, Non-Fiction, Bokförlaget Lind & Co


“The work brings new, dark tones to the mythical picture of the Finnish Kindred Nation Wars and the construction of the Greater Finland. It positions the wars in the great power game of the early 1920s and in the ideological continuity between the World Wars. A dramatic story of the actions, motives and destinies of individual people reveals how war breaks people’s bodies and minds.”
‒ Finlandia Nonfiction Award jury 2019


Aapo Roselius & Oula Silvennoinen

Wild East

2019, Non-Fiction