Lifetime achievement award for Eeva Kilpi as advocate for equality!
Our warmest congratulations to Eeva Kilpi, who was just honoured for her lifetime achievement in advocating for equality by Naisasialiitto Unioni (often translated as the ‘League of Finnish Feminists’)! With this award, the board wants to show its appreciation for Kilpi’s literary production, in which everyday power relations become visible in a relatable and thought-provoking way.
Eeva Kilpi (b. 1928), is one of Finland’s most distinguished writers. Over her career spanning several decades, Eeva Kilpi has focused on depicting female emotion. She did not begin writing until she was thirty-one, and since then has published several novels, collections of short stories, poetry, and autobiographical works. Eeva Kilpi’s work has been translated into many languages.
Author portrait by Veikko Somerpuro.