Timo Montonen was born in a working class family 1957 in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, and he has lived there almost all his life, in 13 different addresses. He has married three times, twice with the second wife, and he has a daughter with both of his wives. He left school at the age of 17, with no motivation to study, and worked two hard and dirty years loading containers. After that he realized that he had to go back to school if he wanted a proper life in future. He started a massive reading and studying project, and after 14 years he was a Master of Philosophy, an author of a novel, free journalist, visual and performance artist, and a teacher of literature and creative writing. He writes both fiction and nonfiction. His first book in English is Who’s Afraid of Parkinson’s.