Arto Paasilinna


Born
in Kittilä, Finland
April 20, 1942

Died
October 15, 2018

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Arto Tapio Paasilinna 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".

Average rating: 3.54 · 29,001 ratings · 2,522 reviews · 60 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Year of the Hare

3.63 avg rating — 9,589 ratings — published 1975 — 100 editions
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Petits suicides entre amis

3.55 avg rating — 5,501 ratings — published 1990 — 69 editions
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The Howling Miller

3.79 avg rating — 2,272 ratings — published 1981 — 54 editions
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La douce empoisonneuse

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3.59 avg rating — 1,628 ratings — published 1988 — 45 editions
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Hirtettyjen kettujen metsä

3.83 avg rating — 1,417 ratings — published 1983 — 34 editions
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Prisonniers du paradis

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3.39 avg rating — 660 ratings — published 1974 — 13 editions
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Il figlio del dio del tuono

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3.61 avg rating — 641 ratings — published 1984 — 22 editions
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Le bestial Serviteur du pas...

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3.53 avg rating — 756 ratings — published 1995 — 26 editions
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L'allegra apocalisse

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3.58 avg rating — 513 ratings — published 1992 — 18 editions
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Un homme heureux

3.56 avg rating — 577 ratings — published 1976 — 7 editions
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More books by Arto Paasilinna…
“Sometimes conceiving an affection for an animal is easier than for a human.”
Arto Paasilinna, The Year of the Hare

“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

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

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