Laura Ruohonen and Erika Kallasmaa

Laura Ruohonen (b. 1960) is one of the most prominent Finnish playwrights, a poet and director whose works have been translated into 27 different languages. She has been granted several awards, including Kordelin’s literary award and Pro Finlandia 2010.


Erika Kallasmaa (b. 1969) is an award-winning artist, illustrator and graphic designer. She is a master of visual story-telling and her medium expands beyond the means of books and printed matters to theatre, television, architecture, performance arts and installations. Kallasmaa was awarded the Finnish state prize of visual arts in 2013.





Photo: Klaus Welp

Awards & Nominations


  • The Alfred Kordelin prize


  • Finnish State Prize of Visual Arts


  • Pro Finlandia



  • Vuoden Huiput – The Best of Finnish Creative Design Shortlist for Illustration


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