Eeva KILPI

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Eeva Kilpi (1928) comes from eastern Karelia, east of Finland's present-day border with Russia, studied English philology at the University of Helsinki, and worked as a teacher before she began to earn a living from her writing. From 1970 to 1975, she chaired the PEN club in Finland.
Her experimental, erotic novel Tamara, which brought her international success, depicts the relationship between a sexually active woman and a handicapped man. In many of her works, the central character is a strong, independent woman. Besides fiction, she has also written autobiographical literature, in which she challenges the myth of the mother.
Eeva Kilpi is known as an ironic and humorous poet of the everyday. In her later poetry collections the writer questions man's right to dominate nature. Her last poetry collection (1996) was about sorrow and ageing, but also about love and passion.

 

 

  • Greenlandic Writers Association
  • Etxepare Euskal Institutua
  • Spain Arts and Culture - Cultural and Scientific Service of the Embassy of Spain in Belgium
  • Greenland Representation to the European Union
  • Ambassade du Luxembourg à Bruxelles
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Estonia to the European Union
  • Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
  • MuntPunt
  • Mission of the Faroes to the EU
  • Istituto Italiano di Cultura
  • Scottish Government EU Office
  • Camões Instituto de Cooperação e Língua Portugal
  • Romanian Cultural Institute in Brussels
  • Embassy of the Republic of Latvia to the Kingdom of Belgium
  • It Skriuwersboun
  • Polish Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Brussels
  • Austrian Cultural Forum
  • Orfeu - Livraria Portuguesa
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  • Embassy of Ireland
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  • Danish Cultural Institute
  • Czech Centre Brussels
  • Balassi Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of Hungary in Brussels
  • Commission européenne
  • Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Belgium
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the European Union
  • Leeuwarden Europan Capital of Culture 2018