Mika Waltari (Novelist) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Mika Waltari

Mika Toimi Waltari was a Finnish writer, best known for his best-selling novel The Egyptian. He was extremely productive, and wrote in addition to novels also poetry, short stories, crime novels, plays, essays, travel stories, film scripts and rhymed texts for comic strips by Asmo Alho.

Born: September 19, 1908, Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland
Died: August 26, 1979, Helsinki, Finland
Occupation: Author, translator, academician
Nationality: Finnish
Literary movement: Tulenkantajat
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About Mika Waltari

Finnish author best known for his influential 1945 historical novel The Egyptian. He was one of the most prolific writers of his era, penning 29 novels, 26 plays and 6 poetry collections.

Before Fame

He was a theology student at the University of Helsinki and published his first book in 1925.


He worked in the Finnish government information center, where used his talents to write political propaganda.

Family Life

His daughter, Satu, also became a writer.


His most famous book, The Egyptian, was adapted into a Hollywood film by Academy Award-winning director Michael Curtiz.

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Latest information about Mika Waltari updated on August 25, 2020.

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