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Laura Lindstedt

Award-winning author and literary scholar. Her novels verge on postmodern and experiment with form and language in an extremely reader-friendly manner.


Maria Turtschaninoff

Prize-winning author known for crafting lyrical, historically inspired fantasy stories starring strong female protagonists.


Max Seeck

Author of page-turning Nordic noir thrillers who works in sales and marketing during the day and writes in the night-time.


Miika Nousiainen

Writer of sharp, gentle and often tragicomical novels about surprising themes like long-distance running, the desire to be Swedish, and dentistry.


Paula Noronen

Author of irresistibly funny, madcap middle-grade novels about super guinea pigs and children's detective agencies.


Salla Simukka

Finland’s most internationally successful YA author, with the rights of her Snow White Trilogy sold to 52 territories and Hollywood.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Maria Turtschaninoff


Maria Turtschaninoff, the author of the celebrated YA fantasy trilogy The Red Abbey Chronicles, will have a busy fall this year. Naondel, the second book in the trilogy, will be published simultaneously in Finnish by Tammi, in her native Finland-Swedish by Förlaget and launched in Sweden by Berghs.

Turtschaninoff recently visited Fantastika, the Swedish science fiction and fantasy convention, as the guest of honor. She will also be present at the Gothenburg Book Fair in September, participating in the program on Friday and Sunday.

The Red Abbey Chronicles have been sold to 17 territories to date, and great reviews are coming in from all corners of the world:

”Maresi is totally herself, as well as a very real part of all girls, and, hopefully, of all of us. She is one of the great creations of contemporary YA literature.” – Magic Fiction Since Potter blog, UK

”Maresi proves to be an exact and riveting storyteller. She tells her gripping story simply and clearly, and has us hanging on her every word.” – South China Morning Post, Hong Kong

“There’s so much magic in this book – on all imaginable levels.” – Tasmetu.de, Germany

Maria Turtschaninoff is known for crafting lyrical, historically inspired fantasy stories starring strong female protagonists. In addition to J.R.R. Tolkien, she counts Philip Pullman, Ursula K. Le Guin and C.S. Lewis among her favorite authors. She is a two-time winner of the Society of Swedish Literature Prize, a nominee for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, and winner of the 2014 Finlandia Junior Prize. Maria has a Master of Arts in human ecology and works full-time as a writer.