Anja Salokannel

Anja Salokannel (1947) is a celebrated Finnish publisher, author, and translator who has received the Order of the White Rose of Finland (gold cross with medal) and Estoniaā€™s Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana (fourth class). She has translated most of Jaan Kaplinskiā€™s works, as well as books by Ɯlo Tuulik, Viivi Luik, A. H. Tammsaare, Leelo Tungal, and many others, into Finnish.

Estonian people are lucky, because they have so brilliant writers, who write also to children.
I appreciate above all two of them: Ellen Niit and Leelo Tungal. Both of them are poets and their works have been treasure already for several generations. Their optimistic outlook of life can be read from their books and it brings joy and safety to their tiny readers and listeners.



Finnish Cultural Foundation (Suomen Kulttuurirahasto) L. Onerva Literary Prize

First Class Medal of the White Rose of Finland with golden cross

Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, 4th class

Finnish Book Foundation (Suomen KirjasƤƤtiƶ) Alvar Renqvist Prize, for distinguished work by a publishing editor

Estonian Cultural Endowmentā€™s Annual Translation Award

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