Meri Valkama won the Prize for the Best Debut of the Year 2021 with her stunning novel YOURS, MARGOT (WSOY, 2021)!
YOURS, MARGOT is an extremely mature novel, a skillfully crafted great work. Two time levels overlap, covering numerous themes, from European history to the problems of intimate relationships and the impact of changing ideologies on an individual’s life. The milieu is largely East Germany on the verge of collapse. There is an exceptional case in hand: a debut novel that speaks to the entire continent, the jury notes.