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Veijo Meri
Born (1928-12-31)31 December 1928
Viipuri, Finland
Died 21 June 2015(2015-06-21) (aged 86)
Helsinki, Finland
Occupation Writer

Veijo Väinö Valvo Meri (31 December 1928 – 21 June 2015) was a Finnish writer. His work was mainly about World War II and the Cold War. The work is anti-war and has dark humor. He was born in Viipuri, Finland. He wrote novels, short stories, poetry, and essays. He was known for his works; Manila rope: A novel, Private Jokinen’s marriage leave and Beneath the Polar Star: Glimpses of Finnish History. He won the Nordic Council's Literature Prize in 1973.

Meri died in Helsinki, Finland at the age of 86.

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