Kristina Carlson (b. 1949, Helsinki) studied comparative literature in University of Helsinki. She worked as a journalist in Suomen Kuvalehti for over 20 years before she became a freelance writer in 1996.
Her first book, poetry collection Hämärän valo (Otava) was published in 1986. For her novel Maan ääreen Carlson was awarded the Finlandia prize in 1999. Carlson has also been awarded the National Literature prize and the Kiitos kirjasta medal for her novel Herra Darwinin puutarhuri. Romaani William N. was nominated for the Finlandia prize.
The works of Carlson have been translated to German, English, Czech, Estonian and Italian.
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