Juhani Lindholm (b. 1951). Literary translator, president of the Eino Leino Society, Event Manager of the Lahti International Writers’ Reunion, has translated e.g. Shakespeare, Ian McEwan, Michael Ondaatje, Daniel Defoe, Emily Brontë, Frank McCourt, Herman Melville, Paul Bowles, David Foster Wallace – and Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon.
He has been awarded the State Art Prize in Literature for his work as a translator, the Finnish J.A. Hollo Prize for his translation of Bengt Jangfeldt’s biography of Mayakovsky from Swedish, the Agricola Prize for his translation of Gravity’s Rainbow, and the Pro Finlandia Medal in 2015.