Siri Kolu, born in 1972, comes from a family of writers and studied literature and theater science in Helsinki. She still lives with her family in the vicinity of the Finnish capital. She works as a lecturer, dramaturge and director and is involved in the reading project "LiteraturLive". With "Me rosvolat" (Vilja and the robbers), she won the writing contest of Otava Verlag in 2009 and was subsequently awarded the prestigious Finlandia Junior Prize. Meanwhile Siri Kolu has written four "Vilja and the robber" novels, which are also very successful internationally. At the end of 2014, the first Vilja and the robber movie came out.

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