Olli-Pekka Tennilä

Olli-Pekka Tennilä (b. 1980) is a poet based in Jyväskylä.

Tennilä’s second book Yksinkeltainen on kaksinkeltaista (Poesia 2012) was awarded the Runeberg Prize in 2013 and the third book Ontto harmaa (Poesia 2016) was chosen as the Aphoristic Book of the year and was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize. Tennilä’s books have also been nominated for the Tanssiva Karhu Prize and Helsingin Sanomat Literature Prize.

Tennilä is the chief editor of the publishing house Poesia and he has been the chairperson in Keski-Suomen Kirjailijat Assosiation.

Photo: Elisa Hyvärinen