A reprint of this book has been brought back to life. Translated by Inkeri Vaananen-Jensen with K. Borje Vahamaki.
Thirty-two stories in "Finnish Short Stories" are by nineteen authors, presenting a wide range of writing styles. As an introduction to each story, there is a concise, helpful biography of the author.
These short stories cover the period from 1859 through 1967 and include some of Finland's classic writers: Aleksis Kivi, Minna Canth, Juhani Aho, Frans Eemil Sillanpaa. More modern writers are Mika Waltari, Veijo Meri Veikko Huovinen, Marja-Leena Mikkola and Timo Mukka.