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Arto Paasilinna

Finnish author

1942   -   2018

genre: novel, poetry
country of citizenship: Finland
native language: Finnish
language of expression: Finnish
occupation: writer, poet, journalist, novelist, screenwriter
award received: Pro Finlandia Medal of the Order of the Lion of Finland, Jussi Award for Best Script, Giuseppe Acerbi literary prize, Premio Pro Tapiola, Premio Air Inter
influenced by: Veikko Huovinen

Arto Tapio Paasilinna (20 April 1942 – 15 October 2018) was a Finnish writer, being a former journalist turned comic novelist. One of Finland's most successful novelists, he 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 books have been sold worldwide, and he has been claimed as "instrumental in generating the current level of interest in books from Finland".Paasilinna is mostly known for his 1975 novel The Year of the Hare (Jäniksen vuosi), a bestseller in France and Finland, translated into 18 languages, awarded three international prizes, and adapted twice into feature films. Arto Paasilinna's brothers are the writers Erno Paasilinna, Reino Paasilinna and Mauri Paasilinna.
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works

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The Year of the Hare

1975 book by Arto Paasilinna

author: Arto Paasilinna

1975

The Howling Miller

1981 book by Arto Paasilinna

author: Arto Paasilinna

1981

Vorstandssitzung im Paradies

novel by Arto Paasilinna

author: Arto Paasilinna

1974

La Douce Empoisonneuse

book by Arto Paasilinna

author: Arto Paasilinna

1988

The Best Village in the World

novel by Paasilinna

author: Arto Paasilinna

1992

Prisonniers du paradis

book by Arto Paasilinna

author: Arto Paasilinna

1974

Kylmät hermot, kuuma veri

book by Arto Paasilinna

author: Arto Paasilinna

2006

Hirtettyjen kettujen metsä

book by Arto Paasilinna

author: Arto Paasilinna

1983

Onnellinen mies

book by Arto Paasilinna

author: Arto Paasilinna

1976

Ukkosenjumalan poika

1984 novel written by Arto Paasilinna

author: Arto Paasilinna

1984

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