Erik Wahlström (b. 1945) holds a master’s degree and works as a writer and journalist. He previously worked as editor-in-chief of Hufvudstadsbladet, the largest Swedish-language daily newspaper in Finland. Wahlström has also published non-fiction books, two children’s books and three novels. He was awarded the Tieto-Finlandia prize for non-fiction in 1992 for his book Miljöns tillstånd i Finland (“The state of the environment in Finland”). His most translated book is the picaresque biography on God (“Gud”, 2006), which in 2015 held place 5 on the Hungarian bestseller list.