Riku Korhonen (b.1972) made his literary debut in 2003 and has quickly established himself as one of the central Finnish modern writers. He writes about serious and important topics, but in an entertaining style that brings his narrative skills to the fore. Before he became a full-time writer and columnist, he worked as a Finnish teacher in high-school and as a lecturer of creative writing at the University of Turku. His debut novel, Kahden ja yhden yön tarinoita, won the prestigious Literary Award of Helsingin Sanomat in 2003. The novel has been adapted into a stage play by Turku City Theatre. Korhonen's second novel, Lääkäriromaani, established him as one of the leading writers of his generation, winning the Kalevi Jäntti prize for young authors. Korhonen has a regular column in the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat.
Rights sold to:
- Albania (Toena)
- Bulgaria (Balkani Publishing House),
- Czech Republic (Dauphin, Daniel Podhradský)
- Denmark (Turbine forlaget).
- Hungaria (Kossuth)
- Latvia (Mansards)
- Macedonia (Magor)