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- Journalist and the first Finnish professional writer, specialized in short stories called "lastuja" (chips).
- The first Finnish author to describe women's position in the society.
- Novelist and short-story writer whose anti-militaristic and leftist views in the 1920s and 1930s were received with milder enthusiasm by leading right wing critics.
Heikkilä, Jukka M.
- Brief biography of the author, introductions to his historical novels set in the ancient world and newspaper reviews.
- Poet, pioneer of modernism in literature in Finland.
- A pioneer of Finnish modernist literature. Kilpi's major novel "Alastalon salissa" has been compared to the works of Proust and Joyce.
- Poet, bohemian and journalist. Leino was one of the leading Finnish writers of the early 20th century and is now probably Finland's most cited poet.
- Author of "The Unknown Soldier" and the historical family saga "Here Beneath the North Star."
- Best-selling author of the autobiographical "Iijoki" series.
Runeberg, Johan Ludvig
- The national poet of Finland who also exercised great influence on Swedish literature.
- Poet and translator, enfant terrible of Finnish literature in the 1960s and 1970s.
- Children's writer and translator. Swan's fairy tales were influenced by world literature folk tales and combined realistic elements with fantasy.
Topelius, Zacharias (Zachris)
- The Finnish writer's fairytales, plays, poems and historical novels with English translations.
- Prolific Finnish writer, best known for "The Egyptian" and other historical novels. Waltari's works have been translated into more than 30 languages.
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