Sirpa Kähkönen

Sirpa Kähkönen is an author and playwright. She has published ten novels of which three have been nominated for Finlandia Prize, three non-fiction books and three plays. The latest of her works, novel Muistoruoho continues Kähkönen’s beloved Kuopio series. Sirpa Kähkönen has been the chairman of the Finnish Writer’s Union since 2018, and before that she was the chairman of PEN International’s Finnish department.

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