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  • Aho, Juhani - Journalist and the first Finnish professional writer, specialized in short stories called "lastuja" (chips).
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  • Canth, Minna - The first Finnish author to describe women's position in the society.
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  • Haanpää, Pentti - 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.
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  • Heikkilä, Jukka M. - Brief biography of the author, introductions to his historical novels set in the ancient world and newspaper reviews.
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  • Hellaakoski, Aaro - Poet, pioneer of modernism in literature in Finland.
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  • Kilpi, Volter - A pioneer of Finnish modernist literature. Kilpi's major novel "Alastalon salissa" has been compared to the works of Proust and Joyce.
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  • Leino, Eino - 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.
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  • Linna, Väinö - Author of "The Unknown Soldier" and the historical family saga "Here Beneath the North Star."
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  • Päätalo, Kalle - Best-selling author of the autobiographical "Iijoki" series.
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  • Runeberg, Johan Ludvig - The national poet of Finland who also exercised great influence on Swedish literature.
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  • Saarikoski, Pentti - Poet and translator, enfant terrible of Finnish literature in the 1960s and 1970s.
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  • Swan, Anni - Children's writer and translator. Swan's fairy tales were influenced by world literature folk tales and combined realistic elements with fantasy.
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  • Topelius, Zacharias (Zachris) - The Finnish writer's fairytales, plays, poems and historical novels with English translations.
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  • Waltari, Mika - 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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