Antti Tuuri was born in Kauhava, Southern Ostrobothnia, in 1944. He has written prose books, mostly novels, and translated some of the Icelandic sagas.
He received the Nordic Council's Literary Prize in 1985 for Pohjanmaa (Ostrobothnia) and the Finlandia Prize in 1997 for his novel Lakeuden kutsu.
Many of his novels have been made into films including "Ambush" about the Finnish-Russian Wars in Karelia.
TextEgillin, Kalju-Grímrinpojan saaga (Translation of "Egils saga" from Icelandic)