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Arto Paasilinna is ...

Born 20 Apr 1942 in Kittilä
Died 15 Oct 2018 in Espoo
Age76 years, 5 months
Causecerebrovascular disease
Arto Paasilinna
Arto Paasilinna
Arto Paasilinna (Finnish novelist), at the Helsinki Book Fair (Finland), in 2007.

About Arto Paasilinna

Arto Tapio Paasilinna (20 April 1942 – 15 October 2018) 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".Paasilinna is mostly known for his 1975 novel The Year of the Hare (Jäniksen vuosi), a bestseller in France and Finland, translated into 18 languages, awarded three international prizes, and adapted twice into feature films. Arto Paasilinna's brothers are the writers Erno Paasilinna, Reino Paasilinna and Mauri Paasilinna.

He is also known as Arto Tapio Paasilinna.

Notable work

Arto Paasilinna has been celebrated for these works: