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Arto Tapio Paasilinna (20 April 1942 – 15 October 2018) was a Finnish writer. He was a journalist turned comic novelist. He was one of the most successful novelists of Finland,[1] he won a broad readership outside of Finland. He was born in Kittilä, Finland.

Paasilinna was known for his 1975 novel The Year of the Hare (Jäniksen vuosi), a best-seller in France and Finland.[2] His brother is former MEP Reino Paasilinna.

Paasilinna died on 15 October 2018 in Espoo from complications of a stroke, aged 76.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Arto Paasilinna". Archived from the original on 2007-10-13.exVirtual Finland, 2007 Archived at Wayback Machine.
  2. The Year of the Hare (tr. Herbert Lomas), London: Peter Owens Publishers, 1995, back-cover notes.
  3. "Arto Paasilinna 20.4.1942–15.10.2018" (in Finnish). WSOY.
  4. "Författaren Arto Paasilinna död – blev 76 år gammal". www.expressen.se.

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