Riikka Pelo is a Helsinki based author. Her first novel Taivaankantaja was published in year 2006 and it was nominated for the Runeberg Prize and won the Tiiliskivi Prize the same year. Pelo’s second novel Jokapäiväinen elämämme won the Finlandia Prize in year 2013. Riikka Pelo works as a professor in creative writing at the Arts University in Helsinki.
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