Anna Takanen

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Eleonoora Kirk

Literary Agent | Fiction, Narrative Non-Fiction, Film & TV


Anna Takanen

Anna Takanen (b. 1968) studied theatre before forging a career as an actor and theatrical director. In 2015, she wrote and directed Fosterlandet, a critically-acclaimed play about her family’s story and the fate of the war children, a sell-out in both Finland and Sweden. Her five-year tenure as arts and theatrical director at Stockholm’s Kulturhuset Stadsteater concluded in 2019 with her directorial production of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s De Obehöriga. SORROW’S ELEGY is her literary debut.

Books by Anna Takanen

Sorrow’s Elegy

Anna Takanen

“It takes four generations for a war to leave a family. I am the third generation.” These are the words of Swedish theatre director, actor and writer, Anna Takanen. As the vestiges of the Second World War wrought devastation on Finland with the Conti…

Swedish title: Sörjen som blev

Category: Fiction

Pub date: 18-10-2019