Hi, I'm Kalle, a Finnish writer, journalist, and marketer living in New York City.
My first article was published in Finland's largest newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat, when I was 13 years old. It was a travel piece about Venice, and featured a lot of gelato. A decade and some years later, I have gone on to publish my criticism, personal essays, and investigative journalism in publications like The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Monocle.
I also teach nonfiction writing, and have run workshops in the Undergraduate Creative Writing Program at Columbia University, and at Writing Pad, a Los Angeles-based creative writing school.
I am currently at work on a memoir – a part of which appeared in The New York Times' Modern Love column.
I'd love to hear from you. Feel free to get in touch at kalle.mattila[at]columbia.edu or through the link below.