I found Eeva Kilpi's name on the Ladbroke's list for the Nobel and, while she's a 100/1 shot, I thought we could do with a thread on her. Why not?
There's no English wiki page on her, so I'll quote a bit from the profile on WSOY:
Over a career spanning forty years, Eva Kilpi (b. 1927) has focused on depicting female emotion and the histories of Karelian families. She lived her childhood in Karelia and, like thousands of other Finns, was forced to flee to Finland when the Soviet Union seized the area at the close of the second world war. Only one novel - Tamara - seems to have appeared in English translation, and that was over thirty years ago.
Kilpi's traumatizing move from Karelia to Finland, from the countryside to the city, left its mark on her early work, in which a childhood idyll is often contrasted with a sense of alienation and pointlessness in urban life. She subsequently shifted her focus increasingly to the problems experienced by a women striving for independence in a world dominated by men and money. Her feminism, if it may be called that, is neither theoretical nor programmed but empathetic and practically oriented. Throughout her work she has placed special emphasis on a theme scorned by many writers - ordinary life, its joys and sorrows.