Riikka Pelo (b. 1972) is a professor in the master’s writing program at the University of the Arts in Helsinki. Her debut novel The Heaven-Bearer was was awarded with the Tiiliskivi Prize and nominated for the Runeberg Prize and the Christian Book of the Year Prize. Our Earthly Life (2013) was awarded with the Finlandia Prize. Pelo’s third novel, All that Is Alive, came out in autumn 2019.
Here you can find a short interview with the author from our series that will give you an even better picture of her works.
(Photo: Liisa Takala)