Siri Kolu


SIRI KOLU (b. 1972) is a writer, dramatist, director and theatre instructor. She is a Finlandia Junior Prize winner and her works have been published in 18 languages. She has been awarded the Laivakello Prize by the Finnish Institute for Children’s Literature 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.


  • Finlandia Junior 2010
  • The Kaarina Helakisa Award 2012
  • The Laivakello Award 2012


  • Finlandia Award 2016

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