Mikaela Nyman was born on the autonomous Åland islands in Finland and spent four years in Vanuatu. She writes fiction, non-fiction and poetry in Swedish and English. Her PhD in creative writing entailed collaboration with Ni-Vanuatu writers; one of her collaborative poems was published in Sport 47. Her work has featured in Turbine | Kapohau, Sport, Blackmail Press, Sweet Mammalian, Minarets and Strong Words 2019: The Best of the Landfall Essay Competition. In 2019 her first poetry collection, När vändkrets läggs mot vändkrets (Ellips), was published in Finland and was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2020. She currently lives in New Plymouth.