Leena Lander

Leena Lander (born 25 October 1955, in Turku) is a Finnish author. She grew up in Turku, in a boys' home that her father ran.[1] In 1992, she won the Thanks for the Book Award for Tummien perhosten koti (The Home of the Dark Butterflies), which was made into a successful Finnish film in 2008.[2] Her work is known for its concern with the treatment of children and tensions involving authority and conscience.[3] She also won the Pro Finlandia medal of the Order of the Lion of Finland in 2000.

Leena Lander (2010)


  1. ^ "The History of Nordic Women's Literature". Nordicwomensliterature.net. Retrieved 2014-03-03.
  2. ^ "Author bio at publisher's site (Finnish)". Wsoy.fi. Retrieved 2014-03-03.
  3. ^ "Words without Borders page". Wordswithoutborders.org. Retrieved 2014-03-03.

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