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country of citizenship:
language of expression: Finnish
educated at: Helsinki University of Technology
occupation: screenwriter, translator, writer
award received: Thanks for the Book Award, Pro Finlandia Medal of the Order of the Lion of Finland, Aleksis Kivi Award, Nordic Council's Literature Prize, Finlandia Award
Antti Elias Tuuri (born 1 October 1944, Kauhava, Southern Ostrobothnia) 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 received the J. H. Erkko Award in 1971 for Asioiden suhteet ja Lauantaina illalla, The Nordic Council's Literature Prize in 1985 for Pohjanmaa, and the Finlandia Prize in 1997 for his novel Lakeuden kutsu. Tuuri has also translated some Icelandic sagas.
Many of his novels have been made into films including Rukajärven tie also known as "Ambush" in English, about the Continuation War 1941–44 in Karelia, Russia and Talvisota, the Winter War 1939–1940.
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