Arto Paasilinna

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Arto Paasilinna


Born
in Kittilä, Finland
April 20, 1942

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Arto Tapio Paasilinna is a Finnish writer, being a former journalist turned comic novelist. One of Finland's most successful novelists, 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 books have been sold worldwide, and he has been claimed as "instrumental in generating the current level of interest in books from Finland".

Average rating: 3.56 · 15,435 ratings · 1,261 reviews · 52 distinct works · Similar authors
The Year of the Hare

3.62 avg rating — 5,089 ratings — published 1975 — 68 editions
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Petits suicides entre amis

3.59 avg rating — 2,840 ratings — published 1990 — 56 editions
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The Howling Miller

3.78 avg rating — 1,409 ratings — published 1981 — 42 editions
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La Douce Empoisonneuse

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3.60 avg rating — 877 ratings — published 1988 — 33 editions
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Hirtettyjen kettujen metsä

3.84 avg rating — 771 ratings — published 1983 — 32 editions
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Prisonniers du paradis

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3.46 avg rating — 373 ratings — published 1974 — 12 editions
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Le Bestial Serviteur du pas...

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3.54 avg rating — 452 ratings — published 1995 — 23 editions
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Un homme heureux

3.57 avg rating — 346 ratings — published 1976 — 18 editions
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Il figlio del dio del tuono

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3.65 avg rating — 342 ratings — published 1984 — 18 editions
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Der Sommer der lachenden Kühe

3.47 avg rating — 388 ratings — published 1991 — 22 editions
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“Sometimes conceiving an affection for an animal is easier than for a human.”
Arto Paasilinna, The Year of the Hare

“You've got to know how to howl to give yourself an escape route.”
Arto Paasilinna, The Howling Miller

“The pronunciation of both Sami and Portuguese languages is strikingly similar: the Portuguese evolved from folksy Latin while the Sami evolved from reindeers' howling.”
Arto Paasilinna, Petits suicides entre amis

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