Hella Wuolijoki

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Birthday
22, 1886
Birthplace
Helme Parish, Estonia
Death Date
Feb 2, 1954 (67)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
22, 1886
Birthplace
Helme Parish, Estonia
Death Date
Feb 2, 1954 (67)

About

Estonian, Finnish-language writer who became known for her Niskavuori series. Many of her literary works, including the 1937 drama Juurakon Hulda, contain strong female protagonists.

Before Fame

She joined a left-wing literary group in the early 1920s and later served in the Finnish Parliament.

Trivia

She wrote multiple books under the male pseudonym of "Juhani Tervapaa."

Family Life

She was born in Estonia to a family of Finnish descent. She divorced her husband of fifteen years, Sulo Vuolijoki, in 1923. She had one child, named Vappu.

Associated With

She was born in the same country as fellow writer August Malk.