Congratulations to Emmi Itäranta! Rights to her award-winning debut novel Memory of Water (Teemestarin kirja, Teos 2012) and to her second novel City of Woven Streets (working title) have been sold in France to Presses de la Cité, an imprint of Place des Éditeurs. The deal was closed by Elina Ahlbäck in association with Arabella Cruse.
Rights sold in 9 languages so far:
WORLD ENGLISH, HarperCollins/Voyager: 2-book-deal
FRANCE, Presses de la Cité : 2-book-deal
GERMANY, DTV/Reihe Hanser
SPAIN, Ediciones B./Bruguera
TURKEY, Dogan Egmont
“Memory of Water is an excepionally fine debut novel in which all elements come together in a controlled and well-considered manner. At the same time, the novel is fascinating and addictive… In Noria’s narration the reflections on water, freedom and existence unfold as a whole philosophy of life, where the relations between an individual and the community, the present moment and the eternal are re-evaluated… The language flows beautifully and the thoughts are deep. On the whole, Memory of Water is a truly terrific debut novel.” – Turun Sanomat Newspaper
Emmi Itäranta has received the Kalevi Jäntti Literary Prize for young authors, worth 16.000 euros for her debut novel Memory of Water in November 2012 and is shortlisted for the Tähtivaeltaja Award 2013. In 2011 Emmi Itäranta received the Teos Fantasy and Sci-fi Literary Prize.
Please ask the Agency for reading materials :
English text of Memory of Water
English sample of City of Woven Streets