Minna Rytisalo

Minna Rytisalo (b. 1974) is a former schoolteacher, writer and columnist. Her debut novel, Lempi (2016) was a critical and commercial success. It was awarded the ‘Thank You for the Book’-medal, the Bothnia Prize. Mrs C. (2018) captivated readers and won the Book of the Year –award, the Bonnier Grand Journalism and Torchbearer literary prizes. Both novels have been adapted for the stage. Rytisalo lives in Kuusamo, Finland.

Author portrait by Laura Malmivaara