Mauritz Nylund was born on February 12, 1925 in Helsinki and died in 2012. He was a Finnish poet, critic and translator. He has published collections of poetry in both Swedish and Finnish.
Nylund studied political science and humanities at the University of Helsinki. He has worked as a teacher in Finnish at Svenska Lyceum in Helsinki, as an editor for advertisements and as culture secretary for Swedish speaking writers' Författarcentrum. Nylund has also translated and edited anthologies, especially of Finnish poetry.