Leena Krohn

Leena Krohn

Leena Krohn (born 1947) is one of the most distinctive and guileless geniuses of contemporary Finnish literature. She has written poetry, children's books, novels, fables, short stories, essays and texts that combine all the aforementioned genres with the possibilities of science and fantasy.

Unlike with other Finnish writers in general, the history of the country's literature provides no easy model for Krohn. In Krohn's production, fable-like contents serve philosophic and metaphysical ends, while on the other hand its scientific aspects may be viewed jointly as a subgenre of fantasy and fable.

The novel Tainaron: Mail from another city (1985) consists of a series of letters sent beyond the sea from a city of insects. Doña Quixote and other citizens (1983) and Gold of Ophir (1987) ase also translated in English.,

Krohn's books have been translated into English, Swedish, Estonian, Hungarian, Russian, Japanese, Latvian, French, and Norwegian.


A Conversation with Leena Krohn. The SF Site.

Photo: WSOY.

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Edited by 2014-11-30 (Darkki)
Speculative Fiction Novels (4)
2015  Leena Krohn: Collected Fiction
(science fiction, collection)
2013  Datura
(fantasy, mainstream)
2004  Tainaron: Mail from Another City
1995  Doña Quixote and Other Citizens / Gold of Ophir