Meri Valkama (b. 1980) is a journalist, writer and deputy city councillor living in Helsinki. She spent part of her childhood in East Berlin and, as an adult, received a scholarship from the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation to study at the Free University of Berlin, where she did research and made documentary films about journalists who worked for the former GDR. Yours, Margot is her first novel. Valkama has received the Prize for the Best Debut of the Year 2021 for the work.
Portrait by Otto Virtanen.