Antti Nylén
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Antti Nylén

Antti Nylén is a translator and essayist. He is best known for his 2007 essay collection Vihan ja katkeruuden esseet (‘Essays about hate and bitterness’), stylistically homogenous but a riot of subjects, ideas and opinions, and Pahan kukkia, his 2011 Finnish translation of Charles Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal. Over the years he has spread his creative activities to encompass photography, and his latest work is indeed a book of photographs.

Antti Nylén

Antti Mikael Nylén
Born July 2, 1973, Helsinki.

Master of Arts (General Literature), 2002, University of Helsinki

Essayist, translator and amateur photographer
Antti Nylén’s photo blog

The Kalevi Jäntti Prize for Young Authors, 2007
WSOY Literary Foundation Special Recognition Prize, 2012
Maurice de Coppet Prize, 2013

Written by Antti Nylen (Riitta-Ilona Hurmerinta, ed.)
Translated by John Calton