Antti Majander
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Antti Majander

Antti Majander, the literary critic on the Helsingin Sanomat newpaper, is not one to erect shrines to canonical authors. The University taught him to read critically and to be bold in stating his views.

Antti Majander

Antti Leo Kalevi Majander
Born July 19, 1961, Helsinki.

Master of Arts (Comparative Literature), 1989, University of Helsinki

Literary Editor-in-Chief, Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, 2000-
Assistant and Reporter, Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, 1983–2000

Written by Heta Muurinen (Riitta-Ilona Hurmerinta, ed.)
Translated by John Calton

It gives a literary critic great pleasure to discover a new star. And so it does: the critic gets a book from the publisher, a file attachment or a photocopy of an unpublished manuscript, by an unknown writer.

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