Sari Peltoniemi (born 1963) has published many books for children and young people, whilst her science fiction and fantasy short stories have been published in several magazines.
Her novels have twice been shortlisted for the Finlandia Junior Prize (the annual prize for the best Finnish novel for children and young readers). Her fantasy novel Hirvi (Elk) won the Kuvastaja-prize for best Finnish fantasy novel in 2001. Sari has also won Anni Polva-prize 2009.
In addition to this she has written the lyrics to numerous rock songs.
Peltoniemi’s texts often deal with the weakest, most vulnerable members of society, people upon whose lives myth and fantasy begin to enroach. Finnish mythology is especially close to her writing.
Peltoniemi´s childrens book Kerppu ja tyttö (Dog and her girl) is published in Japan, Germany and Poland.