Kunnas, Kirsi

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Name
Kunnas, Kirsi Gender: F
Kirsi Marjatta Kunnas
born on 14 December 1924 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Helsinki, Finland, 60n10, 24e58
Timezone EET h2e (is standard time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 22°10' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 25°57 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 13°44'



Kirsi Kunnas (2012)
photo: Soppakanuuna, license gfdl

Biography

Finnish poet, children's literature author and translator into Finnish.

Her extensive oeuvre consists of poems, fairy tale books, drama, translations (e.g. Lewis Carroll, Federico García Lorca) and non-fiction. Her books have been translated into Swedish, English, German, French, Hungarian, and Estonian. She has received several prizes and awards in Finland for her life's work.

Kunnas is married to author Jaakko Syrjä. The lead singer and songwriter Martti Syrjä and guitarist Mikko Syrjä of Eppu Normaali are their sons.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Kirsi Kunnas - Sateessa ja tuulessa" by Leena Kirstinä (WSOY, 2014): "Helsingissä Eiran sairaalassa syntyi 14. joulukuuta 1924 kello 12 pieni tyttö, sunnuntailapsi."

Translation: 'At Eira Hospital in Helsinki a little girl, a Sunday child, was born on 14 December 1924 at 12:00 o'clock.'

Categories

  • Vocation : Writers : Children's literature
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Translator
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award