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.

 

 

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