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Antti Hyry

Finnish writer

1931   -   2016

country of citizenship: Finland
languages spoken, written or signed: Finnish
educated at: Helsinki University of Technology
occupation: writer
award received: Thanks for the Book Award, Pro Finlandia Medal of the Order of the Lion of Finland, Finlandia Award, Finnish State Prize for Literature, Aleksis Kivi Award, Eino Leino Prize

Antti Kalevi Hyry (20 October 1931 in Kuivaniemi – 4 June 2016 in Espoo) was a Finnish writer and recipient of the Eino Leino Prize in 2005. In 2009 his book Uuni (Oven) won the Finlandia Prize, Finland's premier prize for literature. It details a man's reflections as he collects cement and bricks to build an oven for his home. Antti Hyry was married to Maija Hyry.
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