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Suvi Ahola

Suvi Katariina Ahola
Born May 5, 1959, Sippola

BA 1983 (Finno-Ugric Linguistics), MA 1987 and PhD 2013 (Finnish Literature), University of Helsinki
Journalist 1983, Sanoma Ltd. Journalist School

Journalist 1984-, Helsingin Sanomat daily newspaper
Copy editor 1994–1995, Kodin Kuvalehti magazine
Author 1999-

Judge for the J. K. Erkko First Book Prize 1984–1994
Judge for Helsingin Sanomat’s Literary Prize 1995–2010, 2013
Finnish Institute in Estonia board member 1997–2005, vice chair 2001–2005
Institute for the Languages of Finland advisory committee member 2004–2010
Minna Canth Society board member 2005-, vice chair 2006–2012, chair 2012-
Tuglas Society board member 2008–2014
Deputy employee representative in the shipping department of Sanoma Magazines Finland 2013-
Union of Journalists in Finland council member 2014-

Written by Riitta-Ilona Hurmerinta
Translated by Joe McVeigh

My dreams

I have about eight years left of being active in my working life. I hope that I learn how to do this job of a reporter for online oriented media better and that I write better for online readers.

Although I work in my dream job, on the other hand I naturally dream about my retirement years. I dream that my free time will continue to include writing. I dream of living life at a slow pace and enjoying the outdoors. I dream of returning to my birthplace Sippola.

Photographer Saar Shikeben.​
Photographer Saar Shikeben.​


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