It proved quite difficult to uncover much information about these writers but here we go...
The poet Ilpo Tiihonen (b. 1950) has been awarded numerous prizes for his works. He has published many poetry collections, theatre and television scripts, musicals, librettos and radio plays. In addition he has translated poems and children’s literature into Finnish.
one translation in English published: ‘Black and Red’
Bio for Leevi Lehto
Martin Enckell is especially difficult to research because there is an Antarctic explorer of the same name name.
Lauri Otonkoski’s books do not provide any biographical information -- there are no blurbs, no photographs of the author. The back cover of his latest book, Ahava (March Wind), tells me that it is his fifth published collection of poems, and that he is also the author of a children’s book titled Otto.
From the Finnish Writers’ Union’s directory I gather that he is forty years old and lives in Helsinki.
Anni Sumari has published nine books of short stories and poetry, as well as a travelogue about a writers' train that toured Europe in 2000 (Junanäytelmä, Train Play, 2001). In 1998 she was awarded Yleisradio's (the equivalent of the BBC) Tanssiva Karhu (Dancing Bear) Prize for the collection Mitta ja määrä (Measure and Degree, 1998). Her poems have been translated into Swedish, Russian, German, French, English, Spanish and Lithuanian.