Riikka Pelo (b. 1972) is a Helsinki-born author who has studied literature and scriptwriting. Her career has included work as an editor of fiction and a scriptwriter, as well as the posts of visiting artist in the Tulse Luper Journey project of the University of Art and Design Helsinki.
Her prize-winning debut novel Heaven-Bearer was published in 2006, the Finlandia Prize winnig Our Earthly Life in 2013.
(Photo: Liisa Takala)