Finnish poet, novelist, and translator whose works include Muovinen Buddha and Futari. He served as President of the Finnish Writers Union for over a decade.
Before becoming the magazine's chief editor in 1987, he worked as an editorial assistant for Parnasso.
He wrote lyrics for a Scandinavian band called Suomen Talvisota and for the vocalist Rauli Badding.
He was born and raised in Turku, Finland.
He and Lars Jansson were both twentieth-century Finnish authors whose works were inspired by popular culture.