Pekkanen, Toivo

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Toivo Pekkanen

Toivo Pekkanen, born in Kotka in 1902, died 1957 in Copenhagen, was a Finnish writer.

Pekkanen depicted working-class life in an artistically significant way, including in the book Tehtaan varjossa (In the Shadow of the Factory, 1932), which has been filmed for television. His style is critically clear and humanly warm. One of his best novels is the highly realistic Lapsuuteni (My Childhood, 1953).

He was awarded the Pro Finlandia Medal in 1948.