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||Raimo Sakari Wallin (1933-2017)|
Finnish novelist, playwright, poet, and publisher, whose first books, Alttari (The shrine; play) and Matkan loppu
(The end of the journey; collection of short stories) appeared in 1967.
Raimo S. Wallin also wrote non-fiction for schools.
"Hyvä kirjoitus on selkeän ajatuksen ilmaisu." (from Luova kirjoitus ABCD, 1998; A good writing is the expression of a clear thought.)
After retiring from his work as a teacher, Wallin devoted himself to
music, writing, editing, and publishing poetry through his publishing
company Kustannus Sokrates. In the 1990s he presented in several
schools and libraries his programme about the poet Larin Kyösti. Since the mid-2000s, he divided his time between Helsinki and Sammatti.
Wallin remained intellectually active right up to the end of
his life. His
of creative writing and philosophy of life were among the first in
their field in the 1970s and 1980s. Himself a nonbeliever in God, in
questions of religion and philosophy, Wallin emphasized tolerance and
In his youth, Wallin played football in Hämeenlinna. Later he stayed in shape by playing tennis.From 1972 he was married to Terttu (Halla) Wallin, also a teacher and writer, who published Koulu on elämää (1982), Teetkös näin näin näin (1984), and Hymyile plaani (1998). Wallin's father, Ernst Viktor Wallin, was construction manager, and mother Irja Inkeri Kuusisto.