Mikko Viljanen (b. 1976) is an author, screenwriter and dramaturge. He has an MA from the University of Helsinki (comparative literature) and an MA from the Theatre Academy Helsinki (dramaturgy). He has published critically acclaimed novels and poetry collections, and written original works and adaptations for stage, radio, film, and television. Viljanen worked as a Lecturer of Dramaturgy at the University of the Arts from 2009–2014, and as a dramaturg in the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE from 2006–2008. He regularly teaches screenwriting at Aalto University (Film and TV Department). Viljanen is currently writing a feature film script and studying for his PhD at Aalto University.