Arto Paasilinna

1942 - 2018

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Arto Tapio Paasilinna (Finnish: [ˈɑrto ˈpɑːsiˌlinːɑ], approximately AR-toh PAH-see-LEEN-nah; 20 April 1942 – 15 October 2018) was a Finnish writer, being a former journalist turned comic novelist. One of Finland's most successful novelists, he won a broad readership outside of Finland in a way few other Finnish authors have before. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arto Paasilinna has received more than 114,849 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Arto Paasilinna is the 691st most popular writer (down from 654th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Finland (up from 19th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Finnish Writer.

Arto Paasilinna is most famous for his novel "The Year of the Hare."

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  • 110k

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  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.68

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  • 2.15

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Arto Paasilinna ranks 691 out of 5,794Before him are André Chénier, Pietro Metastasio, Alain-René Lesage, Suman Pokhrel, John Bunyan, and Ursula K. Le Guin. After him are Madame Roland, Pierre Boulle, Matilde Camus, Sayat-Nova, Gnaeus Naevius, and Leo Africanus.

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Among people born in 1942, Arto Paasilinna ranks 45Before him are John Irving, Javier Solana, Jacques Rogge, Frank Williams, Michel Mayor, and Bob Hoskins. After him are Giancarlo Giannini, Tobin Bell, Vicente Fox, Tony Buzan, Michael Crichton, and Thabo Mbeki. Among people deceased in 2018, Arto Paasilinna ranks 27Before him are Paul Allen, France Gall, Billy Graham, Jin Yong, Robert Venturi, and Ursula K. Le Guin. After him are Francis Lai, Hubert de Givenchy, Arvid Carlsson, Barbara Bush, Leon M. Lederman, and Riccardo Giacconi.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Arto Paasilinna ranks 15 out of 509Before him are Frans Eemil Sillanpää (1888), Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld (1832), Tarja Halonen (1943), Urho Kekkonen (1900), Juho Kusti Paasikivi (1870), and Elias Lönnrot (1802). After him are Artturi Ilmari Virtanen (1895), Risto Ryti (1889), Mikael Agricola (1510), Johan Gadolin (1760), Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia (1917), and George Gaynes (1917).

Among WRITERS In Finland

Among writers born in Finland, Arto Paasilinna ranks 4Before him are Tove Jansson (1914), Mika Waltari (1908), and Frans Eemil Sillanpää (1888). After him are Mikael Agricola (1510), Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804), Aleksis Kivi (1834), Pentti Linkola (1932), Zachris Topelius (1818), Väinö Linna (1920), Eino Leino (1878), and Minna Canth (1844).