Jari Tervo

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Jari Tervo
Jari Tervo at the Turku Book Fair 2010.
Jari Tervo at the Turku Book Fair 2010.
Born (1959-02-02) February 2, 1959 (age 59)
Rovaniemi, Finland
Occupation Novelist
Genre Prose, Poetry

Jari Tervo (born February 2, 1959) is a Finnish author. He is a major name in current Finnish literature.

He writes traditional plot-driven prose, sometimes more humoristic (Poliisin poika), sometimes more like a detective story (Myyrä). Often he includes autobiographical elements. For example, Kallellaan is a diary, and Minun sukuni tarina has a protagonist which is, in all but de jure, the author himself. Despite the good reputation he has gained in Finland, only one of his novels have been translated into English - Among the Saints (Pyhiesi Yhteyteen) in 2014.

As another of the team captains he is also a familiar face from Finnish TV's version of Have I Got News For You, Uutisvuoto.



  • The Court of the North (Pohjan hovi, 1992)
  • Policeman's Son (Poliisin poika, 1993)
  • Among the Saints (Pyhiesi yhteyteen, 1995) - published in English
  • Windswept Expanse (Tuulikaappimaa, 1997)
  • My Family Chronicle (Minun sukuni tarina, 1999)
  • Kallellaan (2000)
  • Suomemme heimo (2001)
  • Rautapää (2002)
  • The Mole (Myyrä, 2004)
  • Ohrana (2006)
  • Troikka (2008)
  • Koljatti (2009)
  • Layla (2011)


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