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List of notable or famous novelists from Finland, with bios and photos, including the top novelists born in Finland and even some popular novelists who immigrated to Finland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Finnish novelists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These novelists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known novelist from Finland is included when available.

Everything from Frans Eemil Sillanpää to Mika Waltari is included on this list.

This historic novelists from Finland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Finnish novelists of note?" and "Who are the most famous novelists from Finland?" These prominent novelists of Finland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Finnish novelists.

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Anja Snellman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Novelists from Finland
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Anja Snellman is a Finnish author. She is a novelist and a poet, and as well a journalist and sharp columnist with her own on media criticism based TV-program every week. She is also a second year student of altogether 4 year studies of solution focused psychotherapy. Her books have been translated ...more

Age: 62

Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

Profession: Novelist, Lyricist, Writer

Credits: Aamu-TV

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Arto Paasilinna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Novelists from Finland
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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 way few other Finnish authors have before. Translated into 27 languages, over seven million copies of his ...more

Age: 74

Birthplace: Kittilä, Finland

Profession: Novelist, Writer

Credits: Le Lièvre de Vatanen

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Frans Eemil Sillanpää is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Novelists from Finland
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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. ...more

Age: Died at 76 (1888-1964)

Birthplace: Hämeenkyrö, Finland

Profession: Novelist, Writer

Credits: The Harvest Month, The Glory and Misery of Human Life, Ihmiset suviyössä

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Ilkka Remes, is a Finnish author of thrillers and young adult literature. Remes was born in Luumäki as Petri Pykälä. Remes has stated he uses a pseudonym because he does not want to be considered only a thriller writer, and wants to be able to write other genres of books in the future. Remes lives ...more

Age: 53

Birthplace: Finland

Profession: Novelist