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Mikael Niemi on Wikipedia
Mikael Niemi (born 13 August 1959 in Pajala, Norrbotten County) is a Swedish author. He wrote the novel Populärmusik från Vittula (in English as Popular music from Vittula). It is the story of a young boy, Matti, growing up in Pajala in the 1960s and is recounted in a humorous way. It became a best-seller in Sweden and was subsequently translated into 30 languages and made into a film in 2004 by Reza Bagher.
Niemi has also written Svålhålet (approximately