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Riitta Hanifi works as a researcher at Statistics Finland on leisure and time use surveys. She has a Master of Social Sciences from the University of Jyväskylä. Her key interests include leisure time and changes in its research, social relationships and changes in civil society, as well as the effects of new technology on the changes in reading habits in different population groups.
Silvia Hosseini is an author and critic based in Tampere, Finland. She teaches creative essay writing in Critical Academy, Helsinki, and has more than ten years of experience in teaching Finnish and literature in upper secondary school.
Aleksis Salusjärvi is Helsinki-based literary professional who teaches reading as a skill of survival.
Lisbet Vestergaard is project manager at the Danish think tank Libraries of the Future. She has studied Comparative Literature and Modern Culture & Cultural Dissemination at Copenhagen University and from 2007–2015 she was an advisor at the The Agency for Culture and Palaces i Denmark. Lisbet has for the last decade focused on the development of public libraries, early literacy, cooperation between schools and libraries, and different joy of reading campaigns and programmes.