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Tuuve Aro is a Finnish author, who was born and lives in Helsinki. Alongside her work as a writer, she works as a film critic and has also done some film producing. Her first book appeared in 1999, and she has published a total of nine fiction books, five of which are short story collections, two novels and two children's novels. Her debut novel Karmiina (2004) and collections of short stories have been translated into German (Kookbooks, Suhrkamp).
Aro's literary works have also been published in English, Swedish, Russian, Hungarian, Serbian, Romanian, and Bengali. The short story collection Merkki (The Sign) received the Kalevi Jäntti book award 2006. Its title story was made into a 15 min short film named Sirocco (Pohjola-filmi, directed by Mikko Kuparinen), which received the main prize in Odense International Film Festival and the Finnish Artova Film Festival 2013.
Although she has published long prose, Aro specializes in short stories both as a writer for magazines and anthologies and as an active speaker in national and international short story seminars and festivals. In 2016, Aro took part in the international Kikinda Short literature festival and a short story translation project in Serbia, Romania and Hungary.