JOHANNA HOLMSTRÖM (b. 1981) was born and raised in Sibbo, on the Swedish-speaking southern coast of Finland, and now lives in Helsinki. Only 22 years old she made her literary debut with a collection of short stories, ‘Inlåst och andra noveller’, which was nominated for the 2004 Swedish Radio Short Story Award. Her third short story collection, ‘Camera Obscura’, was awarded the 2009 Svenska Dagbladet Literature Prize and the 2009 Swedish YLE Literature Prize. Johanna Holmström holds degrees in journalism and literature and has worked for Finnish radio. She has written four works of fiction, and her latest novel ‘Asfaltsänglar’ was released in March 2013.