Pirkko Saisio (2011)
16 April 1949 |
|Alma mater||Theatre Academy|
|Occupation||author, actress, director|
|Awards||J. H. Erkko Award (1975)
Finlandia Prize (2003)
Pro Finlandia (2007)
Pirkko Helena Saisio (born 16 April 1949) is a Finnish author, actress and director. She has also written under the pen names Jukka Larsson and Eva Wein. Saisio has a broad literary output, dealing with many kinds of texts from film screenplays all the way to librettos for the ballet. Her novel Betoniyö (1981) was adapted into a feature film Concrete Night in 2013 by Pirjo Honkasalo.
Saisio received her degree in acting from Suomen teatterikoulu (now Theatre Academy) in 1975 and worked there as a professor of dramaturgy in 1997 and 2001. In 1975 she won the J. H. Erkko Award for her debut novel Elämänmeno.
- "Saisio, Pirkko (1949–)" (in Finnish). Biografiakeskus.
- Susanna Laari (January 1, 2013). "Taiteilijapari Pirkko Saisio ja Pirjo Honkasalo: "Usein sitä toivoo elävänsä muun kuin taiteilijan kanssa"" (in Finnish). Menaiset.