Birth Name: Väinö Valtteri Linna
Born: 20 December 1920 Died: 21 April 1992
Country of origin: Finland
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Väinö Linna (20 December 1920 – 21 April 1992) was one of the most influential Finnish authors of the 20th century. He shot to immediate literary fame with his third novel, Tuntematon sotilas (The Unknown Soldier, published in 1954), and consolidated his position with the trilogy Täällä Pohjantähden alla (Under the North Star, published in 1959–1963 and translated into English by Richard Impola).
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