Doctor of Arts Hanna Weselius (b. 1972) has studied literature, journalism, and photography and worked as a photojournalist, artist, and author. She currently teaches photography at the university level. Weselius has been awarded prizes for her poetry, and in 2015 she won the Year of the Book writing competition, sponsored by WSOY, with her manuscript for Alma!.
Alma! was awarded the Best Debut of the Year 2016 Award in November 2016 and it won the Torch-Bearer Prize for Best International Potential in 2017.