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List of the most popular authors from Finland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Finnish authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Finnish writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

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Antero Alli is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Finland
A Modern Shaman's Guide to a Pregnant Universe, Astrologik, Towards an Archeology of the Soul Antero Alli was born 11 November 1952, in Finland. Alli currently resides in Berkeley, California, where he conducts workshops and stages theatrical productions, some of which have been released ...more

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Jean Sibelius is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Finland
Dritte symphonie, Flickan kom ifran sin älsklings möte, Linnaea. Op. 76 Jean Sibelius was a Finnish composer of the late Romantic period. His music played an important role in the formation of the Finnish national identity. The core of Sibelius' oeuvre is his set of ...more

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Tove Jansson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Finland
The Summer Book, Moominvalley in November, Moominpappa at Sea Tove Marika Jansson was a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author. For her contribution as a children's writer she received the Hans Christian Andersen ...more

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Arto Paasilinna is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Finland
The Howling Miller, Elämä lyhyt, Rytkönen pitkä Arto Tapio Paasilinna is a Finnish writer, being a former journalist turned comic novelist. One of the most successful novelists of Finland, he has won a broad readership outside of Finland in a ...more

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Marco Casagrande is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Finland
Biourban Acupuncture, Mostarin tien liftarit Marco Casagrande, is a Finnish architect, environmental artist, architectural theorist, writer and professor of architecture. He graduated from Helsinki University of Technology department of ...more

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Peter von Bagh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Finland
Sininen laulu. Itsenäisen Suomen taiteiden tarina Kari Peter Conrad von Bagh was a Finnish film historian and director. Von Bagh worked as the head of the Finnish Film Archive. He was the editor-in-chief of Filmihullu magazine and co-founder ...more

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Jörn Donner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Finland
Far och son, Report from Berlin Jörn Donner is a writer, film director, film producer. politician, actor and film editor.

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Antti Tuuri is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Finland
A Day in Ostrobothnia, Rukajärven tiellä, Suuri pieni maa Antti Elias Tuuri is a Finnish writer, known for his works dealing with Southern Ostrobothnia. The Äitini-suku-series tells the stories of the Finns who emigrated to the United States. He ...more

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Pentti Saarikoski is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Finland
Aika Prahassa, Dances of the Obscure, Jag går där jag går Pentti Saarikoski was one of the most important poets in the literary scene of Finland during the 1960s and 1970s. His body of work comprises poetry and translations, among them such classics as ...more

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Eero Saarinen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Finland
Eero Saarinen on His Work Eero Saarinen was a Finnish American architect and industrial designer of the 20th century famous for shaping his neofuturistic style according to the demands of the project: simple, sweeping, ...more

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Kjell Westö is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Finland
Där vi en gång gått, Lang, Hägring 38 Kjell Westö is a Finnish author and journalist. Westö writes in Swedish. In 2006, Westö won the Finlandia Prize for his novel Där vi en gång gått. He has been ...more

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Ragnar Granit is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Finland
Mechanisms regulating the discharge of motoneurons, Charles Scott Sherrington, The development of retinal neurophysiology Ragnar Arthur Granit ForMemRS was a Finnish/Swedish scientist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1967 along with Haldan Keffer Hartline and George Wald "for their ...more

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Juice Leskinen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Finland
Juhani Juice Leskinen, better known as Juice Leskinen, was one of the most prominent Finnish singer-songwriters of the late 20th century. From the early 1970s onward he released nearly 30 ...more

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Kaari Utrio is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Finland
Kuukiven kevät, Porvarin morsian, Rakas Henrietta Kaari Marjatta Utrio is a Finnish writer. She has written tens of historical novels and many non-fiction books on historical topics. She is an educated historian, holding the degree of Bachelor ...more

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Mika Waltari is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Finland
The Egyptian, Komisario Palmun erehdys, The Dark Angel Mika Toimi Waltari was a Finnish writer, best known for his best-selling novel The Egyptian.

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Nils-Aslak Valkeapää is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Finland
Ruoktu váimmus, The Sun, My father Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, known as Áillohaš in the Northern Sami language was a Finnish Sami writer, musician and artist. He was born in Enontekiö in Lapland province, Finland. ...more

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Irmelin Sandman Lilius is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Finland
The goldmaker's house, Storsjöhamnen, Barbidels hav Irmelin Sandman Lilius is a Swedish-speaking Finnish author. Her first book, Trollsång, was published in 1955. She has written picture books and novels for children as well as books for ...more

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Elias Lönnrot is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Finland
Kalevala, Kanteletar, Flora Fennica – Suomen Kasvisto Elias Lönnrot was a Finnish physician, philologist and collector of traditional Finnish oral poetry. He is best known for compiling Kalevala, the national epic of Finland, from national ...more

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Eva-Lis Wuorio is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Finland
Eva-Lis Wuorio Detour to Danger, Save Alice!, The land of right up and down Eva-Lis Wuorio is an author.

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Alexis Kouros is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Finland
Children of Gondwana Alexis Kouros is an Iranian-Finnish writer, documentary-maker, director and producer. His first book, Gondwana's Children, won the Finlandia Junior award in 1997. His first film was the 2000 ...more

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Urho Kekkonen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Finland
A president's view, Neutrality, the Finnish position Urho Kaleva Kekkonen, was a Finnish politician who served as Prime Minister of Finland and later as the eighth and longest-serving President of Finland. Kekkonen continued the “active ...more

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Frans Eemil Sillanpää is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Finland
Elämä ja aurinko, Hiltu ja Ragnar, Elokuu Frans Eemil Sillanpää was one of the most famous Finnish writers and in 1939 became the first Finnish writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature.

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Lars Ahlfors is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Finland
Reimann surfaces, The theory of meromorphic curves, Lectures on quasiconformal mappings Lars Valerian Ahlfors was a Finnish mathematician, remembered for his work in the field of Riemann surfaces and his text on complex analysis.

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Väinö Linna is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Finland
Väinö Linna The Unknown Soldier, Under the North Star, Under the North Star 2: The Uprising Väinö Linna was a Finnish author. He gained literary fame with his third novel, Tuntematon sotilas, and consolidated his position with the trilogy Täällä

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Johanna Sinisalo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Finland
Not Before Sundown, Baby Doll Aila Johanna Sinisalo is a Finnish science fiction and fantasy writer. She studied comparative literature and drama, amongst other subjects, at the University of Tampere. Professionally she ...more