Riitta Jalonen

Riitta Jalonen writes fiction for adults and young readers, as well as picture books for children. Her books have been translated into many languages and have received various prizes, including the prestigious Finlandia Junior Prize and the Runeberg Prizes. Jalonen currently lives in Hämeenlinna.

Prizes and awards

2006, Runeberg Prize
2004, Finlandia Junior Prize
1991, Topelius Award

Novels

Clarity (Kirkkaus, Tammi 2016)
Who Owns You
(Kuka sinut omistaa, Tammi 2013)
Good Night, Irma Noora (Hyvää yötä Irma Noora, Tammi 2010)
Lost to the Waves (Veteen pudonneet, Tammi 2007)
The Imaginary Man (Kuvittele itsellesi mies. Naisille, jotka kuuntelevat merisäätä saadakseen tietää aallonkorkeuden, Tammi 2005)
Hula-hula (Hula-hula, Tammi 2002)
The Night is an Orange Cage (Yö on oranssi häkki, Tammi 2000)
A Witness in Brigit’s Home (Todistaja Brigitin talossa, Tammi 1998)
The Source of the Affliction (Taudin syy, Tammi 1996)
Memories of Love (Rakkausmuistot, Tammi 1994)
Ray (Säde, Tammi 1992)
Nights of the Angel  (Enkeliyöt, for young readers, Tammi 1990)

Illustrated children’s picture books

Illustrated by Kristiina Louhi:
Aidan and Sophie’s Duck Park (Aatos ja Sofian sorsapuisto, Tammi 2014)
Aidan and Sophie’s Sea Adventure (Aatos ja Sofian meri, Tammi 2013)
Aidan and Frostylocks (Aatos ja Sofian sokeriletit, Tammi 2012)
Aidan and Sophie (Aatos ja Sofia, Tammi 2010)
Northern Lights on Snow (Revontulilumi, Tammi 2006)
Tundra Mouse Mountain: An Arctic Journey (Minä, äiti ja tunturihärkki, Tammi 2005)
The Girl and the Jackdaw Tree (Tyttö ja naakkapuu, Tammi 2004)
Elizabeth, Teddy and the Little Brother that Is no Longer (Elisabet, nalle ja pikkuveli jota ei ole, Tammi 1992)

Works