Ben Kalland

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Ben Kalland lives in Helsinki, Finland. He writes in English, Finnish, and Swedish.

His novel Vildfalken (Wild Falcon) was featured on the IBBY Honour list in 2006, and in 2018 his novel Ellen's Song was shortlisted for the Tiiliskivi Award.

In addition to writing, he composes music for films, reads a lot, plays the piano, and rescues baby birds.

Average rating: 3.88 · 129 ratings · 36 reviews · 2 distinct works
Ellen's Song

3.88 avg rating — 127 ratings4 editions
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Vildfalken

3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Ellen's Song by Ben Kalland
" Thanks! I actually paid for editing and proofreading, because I wanted high quality. I'm disappointed that there still are multiple oversights. I shou ...more "
Ellen's Song by Ben Kalland
"All I can say is.. wow!

Ellen’s Son by Ben Kalland had me glued to the book within the first few pages until the very last word! The story is told from Marcus’s viewpoint regarding a series of events which took his best friends life and silenced h..." Read more of this review »
Ellen's Song by Ben Kalland
"I love books about families – the more drama, the better. Ellen’s Song by Ben Kallard met my need for a fictional novel about messy families. In this novel, the terrible loss of a friend leads to three siblings separating from one another and sile..." Read more of this review »
Ellen's Song by Ben Kalland
"Ellen's song is a beautiful story about people and relationships. However, I feel that instead of Ellen's song, Ellen's music would have been a better title because in the whole story Ellen plays beautiful violin and it was her capacity to mold, a..." Read more of this review »
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