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HOTTEST AUTHORS RIGHT NOW

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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.

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Maria Turtschaninoff

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

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Max Seeck

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

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Miika Nousiainen

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

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Salla Simukka

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

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Tuutikki Tolonen

Author of warmly absurdist middle-grade novels where monsters work as nannies and bathrobes talk, with the everyday and the fantastic interacting seamlessly.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Max Seeck

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Max Seeck, the most anticipated newcomer of the literary season, has received great reviews for his debut thriller The Angels of Hammurabi.

“Another star has been added to the firmament of thriller writers. The opening pages of Max Seeck’s hot-off-the-press debut, The Angels of Hammurabi, are chilling and the flowing text hooks the reader swiftly,” stated Iltalehti newspaper, and Helsingin Sanomat newspaper called it a promising debut: ”Seeck’s next novel will be worth the wait.”

The German rights to The Angels of Hammurabi were recently sold at auction to Blanvalet. Quoting Beatrice Lampe, editor at Blanvalet, “Max Seeck’s action thriller develops at a breakneck speed – as mesmerizing to read as it would be to watch from a cinema seat.”

See also the UK-based Euro But Not Trash blog’s book review and Q&A with Max here.


Max Seeck has a background in sales and marketing, and has lately been able to dedicate his time to his lifelong love of writing. His interests include well-conducted research, reading Nordic Noir and listening to movie soundtracks as he writes.