OLLI-PEKKA TENNILÄ, poet

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Poet Olli-Pekka Tennilä returns to The Hot Box, this time accompanied by bees.

Olli-Pekka Tennilä is a poet based in Jyväskylä. His second book, Yksinkeltainen on kaksinkeltaista (Poesia 2012), won the Runeberg prize in 2013 and his third book, Ontto harmaa (Poesia 2016), was named Aphorism Book of the Year. In 2018, Ontto harmaa was also nominated for the literature prize of the Nordic Council. Olli-Pekka’s books have been nominated for the Dancing Bear prize and the award given by the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat for best debut book (Ololo, 2008). Olli-Pekka has served as the publishing manager of the co-operative independent publisher Poesia since 2013 and as the chairman of the Authors of Central Finland organization since 2014.