Oili Tanninen

Finnish award-winning author and illustrator Oili Tanninen has created over 20 children’s books. Her works have been published in Finland, Japan, England, Croatia and Sweden. Her simple, yet bold illustrations in graphic colours make her artwork feel as fresh today as when the first books were published in the sixties. Rights & Brands proudly represents Oili Tanninen on a worldwide basis.  


  • A timeless, graphic touch
  • Books released in England, Croatia, Germany, Sweden, Italy and Spain
  • Refreshed and updated artwork for merchandising and publishing purposes
  • Written and illustrated more than 20 children’s books
  • Award winner in various categories

Awards & Nominations


  • Hans Christian Andersen Certificate of Honor


  • Topelius Finnish Literature Prize


  • Rudolf Koivu Award


  • Finland State Literature Award


  • The Anni Swan Medal


  • Kieku Award for lifetime achievement in illustration


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