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5 must-read authors from Finland to add to your bookshelf

By Lola Froebe

Photo: Elsa Hammarén

Finland is far more than home of the beloved Moomins, with a wealth of fascinating fiction to discover

Finland is brimming with astonishing authors – albeit most of them are reserved for those among us capable of reading the Finnish word. Unfortunately, it seems to be a rare occasion when a Finnish author is translated into other languages: over the past decade, only around 50 Finnish novels have appeared in English. In better news, the rate of works published in English has increased significantly in recent years, and would-be readers can now choose from more options than ever before. Here's our pick of the Finnish page-turners you'll want to pick up.