Elina Ahlback Literary Agency is Finland’s leading and first independent, international literary agency representing Finnish authors’ and illustrators’ book, film & TV rights in international markets. The Agency also represents U.S. publishers and their authors exclusively in the Scandinavian markets.

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Anniina Tarasova

Anniina Tarasova is a Helsinki storyteller with background in the startup world and roots in Karelia and St. Petersburg.

Katja Pantzar

Writer, editor and broadcast journalist. Born in Finland and raised in Canada, with stints in the UK and New Zealand, Katja now lives in Helsinki with her family.

Lotta Sonninen

Author and translator of nonfiction and editor of Finnish fiction.

Magdalena Hai

Lover of cross genre fiction and all things strange, and her fiction often combines elements of sci-fi, fantasy and horror.

Author photo Max Seeck b&w

Max Seeck

The Debut Thriller Award-winning author of page-turning Nordic Noir thrillers that develop at a breakneck speed.

Minna Lindgren

Best-selling author whose novels are defined by societal themes, dry humor, quick wit and a hint of a whodunit.


Mia Kankimäki has worked as an editor and copywriter. Her first book, Things That Make One’s Heart Beat Faster, a book that took her to Kyoto in search of Sei Shonagon, a Japanese noblewoman and writer who lived a thousand years ago. The book received, among others, the 2015 HelMet Award annually given by Helsinki libraries to ‘a future classic’.

Author photo by Otava Publishing