(1971) is a children’s author, columnist and screenwriter. She graduated from the University of Tartu in Estonian philology and has written over twenty books for children and young adults, children’s plays, TV series, and scripts for children’s films. Her trilogy of young-adult novels about a girl named Ann (2001–2007) received several awards in Estonia and abroad, and has been translated into Finnish, Latvian, and Lithuanian. Vallik has a sharp eye for contemporary social issues as well as the sensitivity and warmth needed to address them in a manner suitable for children.Profile photo: Esta Metsik (Elva Foto)
Good Children's Book (Tädi Klaara maja
The White Ravens (Soapy's World)2018
Karl Eduard Sööt Children’s Poetry Award, Readers Choice (Kust said?)2016
Karl Eduard Sööt Children’s Poetry Award (Imelised inimesed)2011
J. Oro Prize for Children’s Literature
Raisin of the Year Award (Mannikese lugu
Nukits Competition, 2nd place (Pints ja Tutsik I
Karl Eduard Sööt Children’s Poetry Award (Mina, kana, lehm ja kratt
Good Children's Book (Mannikese lugu
Jānis Baltvilks Prize (Jāņa Baltvilka balva), Latvia (How Are You, Ann?
and What Now, Ann?
Latvian Children's, Young Adults' and Parents Jury (Bērnu, jauniešu un vecāku žūrija), 1st place, (What Now, Ann?
Knee-High Book Competition (Mannikese lugu
Latvian Children's and Young Adults' Jury (Bērnu un jauniešu žūrija), 1st place (age 15+), (How Are You, Ann?
Nukits Competition, 2nd place (How Are You, Ann?
Youth Novel Competition, 1st place (How Are You, Ann?