Katja Kettu

Katja Maaria Kettu (born ''Heikkinen'', April 10, 1978) is a Finnish contemporary writer and film producer. She debuted in 2005 with the novel ''Surujenkerääjä''. The book was nominated for the Helsingin-Sanomat literature prize as best debut novel. Her breakthrough as writer succeeded with ''The Midwife'' (Kätilö). In the book Kettu describes the love between a Finnish midwife and a German officer during the Second World War. She shows in brutal scenes of birth, abortion and murder how people are able to suffer for love. The story is inspired by the life of Kettu's grandparents. Provided by Wikipedia
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