Kjell Westö

Kjell Westö is one of Finland’s foremost writers. He made his literary debut in 1986, and since then has published poetry, collections of short stories, and novels. His international breakthrough came in 2006 with the novel Där vi en gang gått (Where Once We Walked), for which he was awarded the Finlandia Prize. Among numerous other honours, Westö was awarded the Nordic Council award 2014, for his novel Hägring 38 (The Wednesday Club).

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