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Olavi Hugo Linnus, Finnish freelance writer. Decorated Medal of Freedom.


Linnus, Olavi Hugo was born on November 7, 1914 in Turku, Finland. Son of Frans Hugo and Eva Lilius.


Master of Arts, Helsinki University, 1936.


Publicity secretary Association for Finnish Work, Helsinki, 1938-1943. Freelance writer, 1943-1954, 63—. Foreign sales and manager publicity San Francisco Motion Pictures, Helsinki, 1954-1963.

Corresponding in Finland North America News Agency, 1948-1953, Variety, 1948-1962. Member, head Finnish delegation Berlin Film Festival, 1954-1961, president documentary jury, 1962, correspondent Finnish Broadcasting Corporation, 1963-1964. Member Finnish delegation Cannes Film Festival, 1956, correspondent Finnish Broadcasting Corporation, 1963-1964.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Aquarium for People, 1949, For Whom the Vengeance, 1951, Imatra, 1971, Old Toomas Is Up Again, 1973, In the Draught Between War and Peace, 1984, Pantterintaljainen, 1990, The Life and Death of Buxom Bill, 1946, Pursuit Along Casiquiare, 1945, The Guest of the Dark House, 1943, It Will Be Your Turn, 1944, The Sword in the Air, Collection of Wartime Reports from the Finnish Air Forces, 1942, Yesterday Disappeared in London, 1950, We, A Splinter in the Universe, Philosophic Reflections on the Eve of the New Millenium, 1992. Contributor numerous articles to professional journals. Author numerous radio and television programs.


Active Finland-American Society, Finnish Peace Defenders. Chairman planning committee Scandinavian Film and television Union, 1964-1970. Chairman literature section Finland-Soviet Society, 1968-1978.

Member Finnish Writers' Association (board directors 1949-1952), Association Center-Minded Journalists, Planetary Society, Finnish Oriental Society, Finnish Association East Asian Studies, New York Academy of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Finnish Society for Future Studies.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: classical music, sports.


Married Tuulikki Katri Kilpelainen, March 24, 1938. Children: Risto, Kaisa Helkavaara, Anni Tahkokallio.

Frans Hugo

Eva Lilius

Tuulikki Katri Kilpelainen

Risto Linnus

Anni Tahkokallio Linnus

Kaisa Helkavaara Linnus