Iida Turpeinen (b. 1987) is a Helsinki-based literary scholar currently writing a dissertation on the intersection of the natural sciences and literature. As an author, she is intrigued by the literary potentials of scientific research and by the offbeat anecdotes and meanderings from the history of science. Turpeinen’s short stories exploring the relationship between humans and animals won the J. H. Erkko Young Writers’ Competition in 2014. Her debut novel, Beasts of the Sea (2023) was praised immediately upon its release as a world-class work, one that brings together a lost world and living literature.