Ollikainen, Aki

Aki Ollikainen

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Aki Ollikainen (born 1973) is a Finnish writer. A photographer and journalist by profession, Ollikainen received widespread acclaim for his debut novel Nälkävuosi (2012), an account of the Finnish famine of 1866-1868. The book won several prizes and has been translated into English by Emily Jeremiah and Fleur Jeremiah under the title White Hunger (Peirene Press, 2015).

Ollikainen lives in Kolari in northern Finland. His second novel Musta satu was published in spring 2015.