Eila Pennanen


Born
in Tampere, Finland
February 08, 1916

Died
January 23, 1994


Säde Eila Talvikki Pennanen (February 8, 1916, Tampere - 23 January 1994, Tampere) was a Finnish writer, critic, essayist, and translator. A key contributor to nurturing Finnish literature, she published approximately twenty novels and a number of short stories and plays. She worked for 40 years as a literary critic and wrote essays for magazines. Pennanen translated a hundred books, trained translators, and lectured.

Her awards have included:
1965, Aleksis Kivi award
1971, Mikael Agricola Prize from the Finnish Cultural Foundation
1974, Väinö Linna Prize

Average rating: 3.99 · 2,695 ratings · 163 reviews · 65 distinct works
Ennen sotaa oli nuoruus

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Kiitos harhaluuloista

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Mongolit

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Pyhä Birgitta

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Kapakoitten maa

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Ruusuköynnös (Himmu, #3)

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Saladus

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Koreuden tähden (Himmu, #2)

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Himmun rakkaudet (Himmu, #1)

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Kirjan kannet auki: johdatu...

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