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Päivi Paappanen

Päivi Tuija Inkeri Paappanen
Born May 9, 1965, Haukivuori

Master of Arts (cultural anthropology), University of Helsinki

Publishing Director 2011–, Like Publishing Ltd
Publishing manager 2006–11, Like Publishing Ltd (Like became a subsidiary of Otava Publishing Company on January 1, 2006)
Director of publishing 2004–05, Oy Like Publishing Ltd
Editor in chief 2001–04, Kääntöpiiri (subsidiary of Like)
Publishing editor 2000–04, Oy Like Publishing Ltd
Finnish translator 1997–2000

Photo: Anna Salvatierra
Written by Päivi Paappanen (Riitta-Ilona Hurmerinta, ed.)
Translated by Matthew Billington

My dream

My dream has nothing to do with my work or improving the state of the world. Maybe it's kind of commonplace and totally selfish, but it involves my eventual retirement. Especially now when the cold and darkness of winter are just around the corner, I can't stop dreaming of one day living somewhere where it's never cold. I am one of those people who only truly come to life when it's warm. But fortunately I have good books to keep me warm, since without books and their ability to take me armchair travelling in other cultures I wouldn't be able to stand the Finnish winter.

Tulum. Photo: Päivi Paappanen private album.


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