Asko Sahlberg

About

Asko Sahlberg (b. 1964) is one of the most distinguished contemporary Finnish authors. He has been living in Sweden, near Gothenburg, since 1996.

Sahlberg writes both dense and intense novellas, and large-scale frescos on historic subjects. He excels at discussing profound timeless issues and contemporary problems alike.

Awards

  • F. E. Sillanpää Prize 1988
  • Kalevi Jäntti Prize 2000
  • Pekkanen Prize 2002
  • Savonian Literary Prize 2003
  • Veijo Meri Prize 2017
  • Kaisa Vilhunen 2005
  • Kaisa Vilhunen 2009

Nominations

  • Finlandia Fiction Prize 2001
  • Finlandia Fiction Prize 2004
  • Finlandia Fiction Prize 2013
  • Runeberg Literary Prize 2016
  • Runeberg Literary Prize 2018
  • Nordic Council Literary Prize 2006
  • Torchbearer Prize 2014
  • Dublin Literature Award 2014