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.