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List of famous writers from Finland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Finland is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Finnish writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Finland and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

List contains writers like Saima Harmaja and Eero Saarinen.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Finnish writers?" and "Which writers are from Finland?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Finland in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Finland, but they're all of Finland descent.

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Jean Sibelius is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Jean Sibelius Died at 92 (1865-1957)

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Mika Waltari is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Mika Waltari Died at 71 (1908-1979)

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Aki Kaurismäki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Finland

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Peter von Bagh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Peter von Bagh Died at 71 (1943-2014)

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Spede Pasanen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Spede Pasanen Died at 71 (1930-2001)

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Irina Björklund is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Finland

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Marco Casagrande is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Finland

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Jörn Donner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Jörn Donner age 84

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Tove Jansson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Tove Jansson Died at 87 (1914-2001)

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Åke Lindman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Åke Lindman Died at 81 (1928-2009)

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Mika Kaurismäki is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Finland

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Eero Saarinen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Eero Saarinen Died at 51 (1910-1961)

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Mauritz Stiller is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Mauritz Stiller Died at 45 (1883-1928)

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Antti Tuuri is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Antti Tuuri age 73

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Samuli Torssonen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Finland

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Ere Kokkonen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Ere Kokkonen Died at 70 (1938-2008)

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Kjell Westö is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Kjell Westö age 56

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Markus Selin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Markus Selin age 57

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Arto Paasilinna is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Finland

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Alexis Kouros is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Alexis Kouros age 56

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Johanna Sinisalo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Finland

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Timo Koivusalo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Finland

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Antero Alli is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Antero Alli age 65

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Linus Torvalds is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Finland

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Ilppo Pohjola is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Ilppo Pohjola age 60

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Jaakko Pakkasvirta is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Finland

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Irmelin Sandman Lilius is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Finland

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Heikki Nousiainen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Finland

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Tommi Korpela is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Tommi Korpela age 49

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Heikki Silvennoinen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Finland

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Aleksi Bardy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Aleksi Bardy age 47

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Matti Kassila is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Matti Kassila age 93

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Juice Leskinen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Juice Leskinen Died at 56 (1950-2006)

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Arto Halonen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Arto Halonen age 53

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Heikki Hela is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Heikki Hela age 53

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Erik Blomberg is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Erik Blomberg Died at 83 (1913-1996)

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Erkka Nissinen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Finland

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Erkki Salmenhaara is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Erkki Salmenhaara Died at 61 (1941-2002)

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Nils-Aslak Valkeapää is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Nils-Aslak Valkeapää Died at 58 (1943-2001)

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Frans Eemil Sillanpää is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Frans Eemil Sillanpää Died at 76 (1888-1964)

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Kaari Utrio is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Kaari Utrio age 75

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Aarne Elis Kalliala is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Finland

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Eija-Liisa Ahtila is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Finland

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Urho Kekkonen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Urho Kekkonen Died at 86 (1900-1986)

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Olli Saarela is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Olli Saarela age 52

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Aku Louhimies is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Aku Louhimies age 49

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Erkki Karu is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Erkki Karu Died at 48 (1887-1935)

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Risto Jarva is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Risto Jarva Died at 43 (1934-1977)

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Mika Ronkainen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Finland

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Leena Krohn is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Finland
Leena Krohn age 70