Mika Waltari

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Birthday
19, 1908
Birthplace
Finland
Death Date
Aug 26, 1979 (70)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
19, 1908
Birthplace
Finland
Death Date
Aug 26, 1979 (70)

About

Finnish author best known for his influential 1945 historical novel The Egyptian. He was one of the most prolific writers of his era, penning 29 novels, 26 plays and 6 poetry collections.

Before Fame

He was a theology student at the University of Helsinki and published his first book in 1925.

Trivia

He worked in the Finnish government information center, where used his talents to write political propaganda.

Family Life

His daughter, Satu, also became a writer.

Associated With

His most famous book, The Egyptian, was adapted into a Hollywood film by Academy Award-winning director Michael Curtiz.