Born 1964 in Helsingfors (Helsinki) Finland. Swedish speaking poet, essayist and prosaist. He has also worked as translator (mainly finnish poetry into swedish), editor, publisher etc. Since 1991 Mickwitz has published 6 collections of poetry. Currently he is working on three books, one in each genre: poetry, essays and fictional prose. Peter Mickwitz has won several literary prizes, and with beginning from 2014 he has been appointed Konstnärsprofessor (Artist professor) by the state. He also writes a blog which can be read at petermickwitz.com.
Peter Mickwitz' visit at the festival was supported by FILI - Finnish Literature Exchange.
(Finnland), born in 1958. She grew up in the countryside of Central Finnland and nature always stayed very significant for her poetry. She has published eleven books of poetry, the latest in 2005: Oljilla täytetty nainen (The Straw Filled Woman). She recieved several scholarships and awards. She works as a freelance writer and teacher.
(Finland), born in 1977. She writes in Swedish. She has published two books of poetry. Her first book, På diabilden är huvudet proppfullt av lycka (On the Slide the Head’s Crammed of Happiness, 1999), was an immediate success. It contains narrative poems that deal with the problems of female identity in a playful and ironic way. Her second book of poetry is titled Ödemjuka belles lettres från en till en (Humble belles letters from one to one, 2002).