Daniel Katz (writer)

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Daniel Katz (born 1938 in Helsinki) is a Jewish-Finnish writer.[1]

He is a graduate of the University of Helsinki in the Humanities. He worked as a Jewish history teacher at the Jewish School in Helsinki, and in Haifa Israel as a driller on subway construction.

He writes in Finnish.[1] His first commercially successful novel, Kun isoisä Suomeen hiihti (When Grandfather Skied to Finland), is a humorous description of Katz's family history and Finland's entry into World War II.[1] As an ethnic minority writer, Katz has written as an outsider regarding life in Finland. He has been awarded and been a finalist for the J. H. Erkko Award (debut novel), Runeberg Prize and others.[citation needed]

Katz has four children, including Dunja Katz and the musician Kalle Katz. He lives in Loviisa, Finland.

Works[edit]

Novels
  • Kun isoisä Suomeen hiihti, (When Grandfather Skied to Finland) WSOY 1969
  • Mikko Papirossin taivaallinen niskalenkki, WSOY 1972
  • Orvar Kleinin kuolema, WSOY 1976
  • Laturi, (The Blaster) WSOY 1979
  • Peltisepän päivällinen, WSOY 1981
  • Satavuotias muna, novelleja, WSOY 1983
  • Antti Keplerin lait, WSOY 1987
  • Naisen torso, novelleja, WSOY 1989
  • Saksalainen sikakoira, (German Pig-Dog) WSOY 1992
  • Otelo, novelleja, WSOY 1994
  • Herra Lootin tyttäret, WSOY 1999
  • Laituri matkalla mereen, (A Pier on the Way) WSOY 2001
  • Berberileijonan rakkaus (Berber Lion) WSOY 2008
Radio Plays
  • Sankarikornetti, 1968
  • Perimmäisten ominaisuuksien äärellä eli Konrad Monomaani, 1971
  • Vappu, 1973
Screen plays
  • Miten kalat suutelevat, 1970
  • Silleri karkuteillä, 1973
  • Orvar Kleinin laillinen ruumis (TV), 1975
  • Iso viulu – kaks' sataa (TV), 1976
  • sepeli metsä 1980
  • Kolmipäinen buddha eli valtapeli, 1978
  • Narrit (yhdessä Pekka Milonoffin kanssa), 1977
  • Jussi laidastalaitaan ja Pedro Papumaha, 1983
  • Säätieteilijä, 1983

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Liska, Vivian; Nolden, Thomas (2007-12-05). Contemporary Jewish Writing in Europe: A Guide. Indiana University Press. pp. 81–. ISBN 9780253000071. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  • Touko Kauppinen, Jokainen päivä alkaa epäillen. Syntymäpäivähaastattelu. Helsingin Sanomat 25.11.2008 s. C7

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