We are thrilled to announce that the French rights to Johanna Sinisalo’s The Core of the Sun (Auringon ydin, Teos 2013) have been sold to Actes Sud for publication in 2015. Previously the German rights were acquired by Klett-Cotta, for publication in Fall 2014. Rights to Johanna Sinisalo’s works have been sold in 19 territories.
The Core of the Sun depicts a dystopian version of Finland called the Finnish Eusistocratic Republic. Here sex has been turned into a commodity, and women have been bred into two subspecies based on their ability to provide pleasure and bear children.
“The Core of the Sun is Johanna Sinisalo’s best novel since the Finlandia Prize-winning Not Before Sundown (Ennen päivänlaskua ei voi, Tammi 2000)….it deals with themes similar to those in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.”
–Helsingin Sanomat, Finland’s largest newspaper
France, Actes Sud
Original publisher: Finland, Teos
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For more information see Johanna Sinisalo Rights Guide.