Anu Partanen

Anu Partanen (b. 1975) is a Finnish writer who splits her time between Finland and the United States and writes for both Finnish- and English- language magazines and newspapers, including the Atlantic, the New York Times, and Fortune. She has also worked on the Finnish television show Pressiklubi (The Press Club), where she debated news trends and current affairs, and taught magazine writing at a Finnish university. The following essay appeared in the Atlantic in 2011.