Mari Ahokoivu

Mari Ahokoivu (b. 1984) is a Finnish illustrator and a comics artist. She’s been drawing professionally for over […]

Piia Aho

Piia Aho is a graphic designer who loves book design more than anything. She always makes an effort […]

A.M. Ollikainen

AM Ollikainen is a pseudonym for a husband-and-wife author duo Aki and Milla Ollikainen. Aki Ollikainen has published […]

Jessikka Aro

Jessikka Aro (born 1980) is a Finnish journalist working for Finland’s public service broadcaster Yle. In September 2014, […]

Elina Backman

Elina Backman, 37, is a media & marketing professional living in Helsinki, in an old wooden 1920 house […]

Tapani Bagge

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

Raisa Cacciatore & Erja Korteniemi-Poikela

Healthcare professionals and authors of nonfiction.

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.

Laura Ertimo

Geographer and author of several non-fiction titles who specializes in the interaction between phenomena, people and nature.

Ben Furman

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

Laura Gustafsson

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

Laura Haapamäki

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

Kaisa Haatanen

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

Magdalena Hai

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

Arto Halonen & Kevin Frazier

The authors have been involved in the research and production of the film The Guardian Angel from the beginning on.

Carita Harju

Founder of the organization Sauna from Finland and non-fiction author.

Mikko-Pekka Heikkinen

Author whose books often deal with the clash between cities and countryside. He works as a journalist, specializing on culture and nature.

Saku Heinänen

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

Elina Hirvonen

The author of adults’ and children’s prose, a journalist and documentary filmmaker.

Timo Honkela

Artificial intelligence researcher and Professor of Digital Information Research in Helsinki University

Hannele Huovi

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

Ville Hytönen

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

Karo Hämäläinen

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

Inka Nousiainen

Inka Nousiainen is an award-winning author from Helsinki, who writes fiction, children’s books and lyrics for different artists. […]

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.

Riikka Jäntti

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

Mia Kankimäki

Author of narrative nonfiction that takes the reader on a journey in the footsteps of forgotten women of the history.

Jussi Karjalainen

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

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.

Markku Karpio

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

Petri Karra

Petri Karra’s new fast-paced psychological thriller explores a parent’s love for their son – and the crimes committed to protect him.

Riina Katajavuori

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

Sissi Katz

Author of literary fiction and ophthalmologist from Helsinki, who draws inspiration for her work from her travels in the world.

Anssi Keränen

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

Valpuri Kerttula

Valpuri Kerttula is a Finnish illustrator and designer based in Lahti, Finland. In addition to diverse domestic work, […]

Satu Kettunen

Satu Kettunen won 2015 Rudolf Koivu award for her debut picture book ”Otso Aarnisen salaperäinen seikkailu”. Her second […]

Marko Kilpi

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

Konsta Klemetti & Harro Grönberg

Experts of gaming and non-fiction authors.

Satu Kontinen

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

Tomi Kontio

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

Katja Krekelä

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

Hanna-Riikka Kuisma

Hanna-Riikka Kuisma (b. 1978) is a writer, art critic and columnist from Pori. Her latest novel, High-Rise, was […]

Matthew Laurence

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

Leena Lehtolainen

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

Antti Leikas

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.

Anne Leinonen

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.

Minna Lindgren

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

Mervi Lindman

Much-loved illustrator whose cheerful artwork for children's books have been published around the world.

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.

Aino Louhi

Aino Louhi (s. 1981) in an artist whose large range of works include paintings and installations, as well […]

Kristiina Louhi

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

Frank Martela

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.

Kari Nars

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

Miika Nousiainen

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

Anni Nykänen

A comic artist, illustrator and graphic designer. Her comics have thrice been nominated for the prestigious Comic Finlandia Award.

Harri Nykänen

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

Jorma Ollila

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

Katja Pantzar

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.

Leena Parkkinen

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

Sanna Pelliccioni

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

Sari Peltoniemi

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

Virpi Penna

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

Karoliina Pertamo

An award-winning artist who works with a bright color palette and has illustrated more than 30 books.

Perttu Pölönen

PERTTU PÖLÖNEN is an inventor, author and composer. He has won the EU’s biggest science competition for youth […]

Maria Peura

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

Matti Pikkujämsä

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

Pasi Pitkänen

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

Markku Pääskynen

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

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.

Eeva Rohas

Eeva Rohas is a critically acclaimed author who writes about social misfits. Rohas received her doctoral degree in […]

Aapo Roselius & Oula Silvennoinen

AAPO ROSELIUS  is a resercher and a nonfiction author, who has studied extensively the Finnish Civil War and […]

Elina Rouhiainen

Author of YA books with paranormal romance and fantasy elements.

Sara Medberg

SARA MEDBERG is a historian currently writing a doctoral dissertation about the education of highborn girls in the […]

Nadja Sarell

Nadja Sarell is an illustrator living in Helsinki, Finland. She graduated with MA in Dance from Theatre Academy […]

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Max Seeck

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

Salla Simukka

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

Johanna Sinisalo

Internationally acclaimed, award-winning author of speculative fiction who categorizes her own works as 'Finnish Weird' for defying any single genre.

Lotta Sonninen

Author and translator of nonfiction and editor of Finnish fiction.

Katariina Souri

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

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.

Pauliina Susi

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

Petri Tamminen

Petri Tamminen is a Finnish author best known for his laconic humor and short stories, and 6 novels. […]

Anniina Tarasova

Anniina Tarasova is a Helsinki storyteller with background in the startup world and roots in Karelia and St. Petersburg.

Teemu Juhani

An illustrator, comic artist and graphic designer currently based in London, UK.

Mila Teräs

An author who writes for children, young adults and adults, and often incorporates fantasy and historical elements into her realistic work.

Marja-Leena Tiainen

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

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.

Katja Törmänen

A history teacher by training and a writer by profession, Törmänen mixes historical elements in her speculative prose.

Maria Turtschaninoff

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

Saara Turunen

An internationally acclaimed and award-winning author, playwright and director.

Anders Vacklin & Aki Parhamaa

Anders Vacklin and Aki Parhamaa write YA books about virtual realities and have backgrounds in screenwriting.

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.

Heikki Valkama

Author of crime fiction and an acclaimed journalist, who has written nonfiction books about Japan as well as translated from Japanese to Finnish.

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.

Heidi Viherjuuri

Heidi Viherjuuri is a teacher, children’s writer and a blogger, who lives in Germany. She grew up in […]

Kati Vuorento

Kati Vuorento is an illustrator living and working in Helsinki, Finland. ”In small details there is an infinite […]