Juha Itkonen (b. 1975) is one of the most talented and beloved writers of his generation in Finland. He has received several important prizes and is a regular contributor to various magazines and newspapers.
Itkonen has written several novels, rewarding his readers with sensitive narration on love and family relationships, true-to-life details, and complex, well-drawn characters. 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.