Ellen Aarevalla

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Ellen Aarevalla, (born in Vesüha, 1650) is a Hurmu novelist of Lakkvian ethnicity. Former Senator of the Lakes (1690–1695).

Literary career

Started writing novels as a young girl. Her early published novels from teenage years were crime novels. In her 30s, she experienced with science fiction and fantasy, while in her 40s, she moved on toward more realistic dramas about broken families. All her novels are written in Lakkvian. Many of them have been translated to Craitish, Istvanistani, and Hurmu Norse.

Political career

Her political career started in 1690 when her husband, Jan Spiik, convinced her to stand for election to the Senate of the Lakes. She was elected, and is on the foreign affairs committee of the Senate. She undertook her first official visit as Senator when travelling to Suqutra in Çakaristan, when representing the Senate at the signing ceremony of the Treaty between Hurmu and Çakaristan.

Private life

Married to Jan Spiik, former Lakkvian prime minister. Derives membership in the Order of the Holy Lakes through this marriage. They have three dogs, and live in the outskirts of Vesüha.