Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen, born in 1966, is one of Finland's best-kept secrets. A novelist and short-story writer, he is well known for his fantasy and sci-fi narratives, and has twice won the Kuvastaja Fantasy Prize given by Finland's Tolkien Society and four times won the Atorox Award for Fantasy. He has published three novels and a collection of short stories. His first novel, Lumikko ja yhdeksän muuta (Atena, 2006) has been sold to eight countries: Great Britain, USA, Germany, France, Lithuania, Italy, Spain, and the Czech Republic. The English translation, The Rabbit Back Literature Society, was published by Pushkin Press in 2013. He teaches Finnish language and literature and is the father of three sons.