Paul Ivaska Robins
Finnish North American Literature Association
Biographical Information

Born in the US to ethnic Finnish parents, Paula Ivaska Robbins is a training
consultant and lives in Massachusetts. She received a fellowship from the Finnish
Ministry of Education to study Finnish education in 1980, and in 1982, she received
a fellowship to serve as a visiting lecturer at the University of Helsinki.



Publications

Books

Below Rollstone Hill: Growing Up in the Finnish Quarter of Fitchburg,
Massachusetts
. St. Cloud, MN: North Star Press of St. Cloud, 2000.

This text is a fictional memoir.




Nights of Summer, Nights of Autumn. New Brighton, MN: Finnish Americana, 1992.

This text is an historical fiction set in Finland. The action spans the period of 1895
to 1920.



Essay

“Impressions of Finland.” In Michael Karni and Aili Jarvenpa, editors, Sampo the
Magic Mill: A Collection of Finnish-American Writing
. Minneapolis, MN: New Rivers
Press, 1989.