Jukka Behm

Jukka Behm is a Finnish Author. He was born in 1973 in Riihimäki, and currently lives in Kouvola, South Finland. His first novel Dr. Mumbai (Tammi 2007) won the Bonnier Nordic Novel Competition in 2007 and it was translated into Swedish and Norwegian.

His second novel Gone Travelling (Matkoilla, Tammi 2009) is based in Thailand and Gifts for the Elephant God (Lahoja norsujumalalle, Tammi 2013) – soft crime at its best – is based in India. The second novel in the same series is called A Faulty Whitening Cream (Viallinen Valkaisuvoide, Tammi 2016).

His novels that are based in various countries outside of Finland, have been influenced by his work travels to India, Sri Lanka and West-African countries.

Bunny Girl (Pehmolelutyttö, WSOY 2017) is his first YA novel. The book has already won WSOY’s young adult novel writing competition and it is now shortlisted for the prestigious Finlandia Junior Award 2017.