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Eila Pennanen (1916–1994)

Author of Himmun rakkaudet

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The Fellowship of the Ring (1954) — Translator, some editions — 55,464 copies, 488 reviews
The Lord of the Rings (1954) — Translator, some editions — 50,813 copies, 452 reviews
The Two Towers (1954) — Translator, some editions — 49,064 copies, 308 reviews
Northanger Abbey (1817) — Translator, some editions — 21,900 copies, 417 reviews
The Diary of a Young Girl (1947) — Translator, some editions — 15,275 copies, 262 reviews
Howards End (1910) — Translator, some editions — 8,853 copies, 133 reviews
The Murder at the Vicarage (1930) — Translator, some editions — 6,251 copies, 189 reviews
A Pocket Full of Rye (1953) — Translator, some editions — 3,729 copies, 70 reviews
Lord Edgware Dies (1933) — Translator, some editions — 3,724 copies, 75 reviews
Hickory Dickory Dock (1955) — Translator, some editions — 3,256 copies, 52 reviews
The Doorbell Rang (1965) — Translator, some editions — 1,393 copies, 30 reviews
A Good Man in Africa (1981) — Translator, some editions — 1,122 copies, 21 reviews
Over My Dead Body (1940) — Translator, some editions — 1,048 copies, 30 reviews
The Grass Harp: Including A Tree of Night and Other Stories (1945) — Translator, some editions — 1,002 copies, 17 reviews
Too Many Cooks (1938) — Translator, some editions — 993 copies, 28 reviews
The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell, Volume 1: 1872-1914 (1967) — Translator, some editions — 409 copies, 1 review
Giant's Bread (1930) — Translator, some editions — 320 copies, 3 reviews
The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell, Volume 2: 1914-1944 (1968) — Translator, some editions — 315 copies, 1 review
The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell, Volume 3: 1944-1969 (1969) — Translator, some editions — 197 copies
Art in Nature (1978) — Translator, some editions — 173 copies, 7 reviews
The Love Story of the Century (1978) — Translator, some editions — 169 copies, 3 reviews
Island in the Sun (1955) — Translator, some editions — 158 copies, 1 review
Letters from Klara and Other Stories (2017) — Translator, some editions — 85 copies, 6 reviews
The Times Of London Anthology Of Detective Stories (1972) — Translator, some editions — 25 copies
The Oracles (1955) — Translator, some editions — 12 copies, 2 reviews
Miten kirjani ovat syntyneet (1969) — Contributor — 7 copies
Suomalaisia novelleja 2 (1977) — Contributor — 4 copies
Suomen kirjallisuuden valiot 3 (1975) — Contributor — 3 copies

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Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Pennanen, Eila
Legal name
Pennanen, Säde Eila Talvikki
Birthdate
1916-02-08
Date of death
1994-01-23
Gender
female
Nationality
Finland
Birthplace
Tampere, Finland
Place of death
Tampere
Places of residence
Tampere, Finland
Education
University of Helsinki
Occupations
essayist
translator
historical novelist
novelist
literary critic
short story writer (show all 8)
playwright
children's book author
Relationships
Jaskari, Juhani (puoliso)
Vammelvuo, Hanno (poika)
Pennanen, Jarno (serkku)
Awards and honors
Aleksis Kiven palkinto (1965)
Suomen Kirjailijaliiton tunnustuspalkinto (1990)
Väinö Linnan palkinto (1990)
Short biography
Eila Pennanen was the daughter of a factory manager. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Helsinki in 1940 and a library degree in 1947. She first worked as a librarian, archivist, and at an advertising agency. Later she held positions as an editor, including as cultural editor of the literary magazine Parnasso. Her debut novel Ennen sotaa oli nuoruus was published in 1942. Many critics have named her Tampere trilogy — Himmun rakkaudet (1971), Koreuden tähden (1972), and Ruusuköynnös (1973), based partly on her own family history — as her most important work. Eila Pennanen was a prolific writer and a renowned literary critic, translator of English-language works by E. M. Forster, J. R. R. Tolkien, Agatha Christie, Rex Stout and others, radio play dramatist, and author of books for young people. Many of her works received national awards. Eila Pennanen was married twice, first in 1945 to Alpo Vammelvuo, an actor seven years her junior, with whom she had two sons. After their divorce in 1953 she married Juhani Jaskari, with whom she translated into Finnish several works by Vladimir Nabokov.

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