Simo Puupponen

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Simo Puupponen

Simo Tapio Puupponen (23 October 1915 in Kuopio – 11 October 1967 in Helsinki) better known by the pen name Aapeli, was a Finnish writer and novelist. Aapeli was a journalist for the Pohjois-Savo and Savon Sanomat newspapers. In 1959 Aapeli won the Eino Leino Prize and the State literature prize. His novels were turned into films and plays after his death in the 1970s. In 1977 his historical novels of the Aika hyvä ihmiseksi series were made into a feature film.


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