Juha Itkonen (b. 1975), the acclaimed Finnish writer is one of the most talented and beloved writers of his generation in Finland.
Itkonen is the author to several novels, rewarding his readers with sensitive narration on love and family relationships, true-to-life details, and complex, well-drawn characters. He has received several important prizes and is a regular contributor to various magazines and newspapers.
His works effortlessly capture the spirit of the era. There is a fair touch of melancholy in his narration, but also understanding, light and hope.
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