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. Most recently she was awarded with an honorary mention at Mikkeli’s 12th Illustration Triennial in 2020. 

 

 

Photo credit: Jonne Räsänen/ Otava Publishing Company

Awards & Nominations

Awards

  • Heikki A Reenpää Honorary Prize

    2019

  • The Alfred Kordelin Prize

    2015

  • Finnish State Prize of Visual Arts

    2013

  • Pro Finlandia

    2010

  • Lea Award (best Finnish dramatic text)

    2008

  • Minna Canth Award

    2008

  • Olavi Veistäjä Award

    2007

  • Koura Award

    1999

Nominations

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

    2019

  • Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

    2019

  • Finlandia Junior Prize

    2020

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