Piia Leino (b. 1977) has worked for almost two decades as a journalist at the Finnish news agency, STT. She has a master’s degree in social studies, and she has studied creative writing at the renowned Critical Academy in Helsinki.
Leino’s first novel The Ugly Cashier (2016) deals humorously with reality tv and the pressures that women face.
Her second novel, dystopian thriller Heaven (2018) won the European Union Prize for Literature in 2019. Leino’s third novel Overtime was published in April 2020.
You can find an interview with the author here.
(Photo: Mikko Rasila)