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Mika Waltari

Finnish writer

1908   -   1979


genre: historical novel, crime novel
country of citizenship: Finland
native language: Finnish
languages spoken, written or signed: Finnish
educated at: University of Helsinki
occupation: writer, translator, journalist, novelist, screenwriter, poet, playwright
award received: Pro Finlandia Medal of the Order of the Lion of Finland, Aleksis Kivi Award, Jussi Award for Best Script, doctor honoris causa of the University of Turku

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Mika Toimi Waltari (pronounced [ˈmikɑ ˈʋɑltɑri] (listen); 19 September 1908 – 26 August 1979) was a Finnish writer, best known for his best-selling novel The Egyptian (Finnish: Sinuhe egyptiläinen). He was extremely productive, and besides his novels he also wrote poetry, short stories, crime novels, plays, essays, travel stories, film scripts, and rhymed texts for comic strips by Asmo Alho.
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