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Riina Katajavuori
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Riina Katajavuori studied at the Universities of Helsinki and Edinburgh and has an M.A. in Literature. She has published six poetry collections, three novels, a collection of short stories, and twelve children’s books. Her latest novel Wenla Männistö (Ladies of Seven Brothers, 2014) is loosely based on the classic Finnish novel Seven Brothers by Aleksis Kivi. It was adapted into a stage monologue for the Finnish National Theatre. A radio play and a full theatre play were also produced. Her poetry has been translated into almost 30 languages and she currently writes radio columns for the Finnish Broadcasting Company. At the moment she is working on a multicultural children’s book Mennään jo naapuriin (Let’s Go and Visit Our Neighbour), as well as writing her seventh poetry collection.

 
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