Johanna Venho

JOHANNA VENHO is a poet and author who writes for both adults and children. Her latest poetry collection is Saaren runot [Poems of the island] (2007), and her Opossumi series of children’s books has three volumes to date. Last year, she published the novel Ensimmäinen nainen [The first lady] (WSOY) about President Kekkonen’s wife Sylvi, which was nominated for the Finlandia Prize. At the moment, she is particularly interested in historical fiction and biographies.