Siri Kolu

Siri Kolu (b. 1972) is a writer, dramatist, director and theatre instructor among many other duties in the Finnish cultural field. She is a Finlandia Junior Prize winner and her works have been published into 21 languages. She has been awarded the Laivakello Prize by the Väinö Riikkilä Society and in the Netherlands, Kolu won the Silver Slate Pencil (Zilveren Griffel). Me and the Robbersons received an honour mention in British Book Trust’s In Other Words competition in 2018.

She is a front-line author with a strong voice and a broad range from humourous middle grade to edgy YA, cross-over fiction and beyond.

 

 

Photo: Mirva Kakko

Awards & Nominations

Awards

  • Finlandia Junior

    2010

  • Kaarina Helakisa Literary Prize

    2012

  • Laivakello Award

    2012

Nominations

  • Finlandia Award

    2016

Related Content

  • 09 Dec 2019

    German rights for Wild House Trilogy by Siri Kolu sold to Fischer Verlag

  • 11 Apr 2018

    Siri Kolu's The Robbersons receives an Honour Title mention in In Other Words competition for children's books in translation

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Related publishing

  • Wild House

    Siri Kolu & Johanna Lumme
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  • The Robbersons and the Storybattle

    Siri Kolu
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  • The Robbersons and the Robbers’ Handbook

    Siri Kolu
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  • The Terror Inside

    Siri Kolu
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