International publication news for Hannele Huovi and Tiina Nopola

Huovi newsletter Aug212014We are happy to present a German edition, Die Federkette, of Hannele Huovi’s critically lauded fairytale novel The Feather Chain (Höyhenketju, Tammi 2002) and a Hungarian edition, Sári gólt lő, of Tiina Nopola and Mervi Lindman’s Siri Makes a Goal (Siiri tekee maalin, Tammi 2011), the 9th book in the Siri series. Die Federkette was published by Hanser with a translation by Anu Stohner. Sári gólt lő was published by Kolibri with a translation by Ottilia Kovács. Both were published in July.

Winner of the 2002 Topelius Prize for the best Finnish youth novel, The Feather Chain tells the story of a girl who becomes blinded by a hawk after she tries to grab hold of its foot. The girl and the hawk are subsequently tied together by a feather chain that will be broken only after they find a spell that will set them free. The book has previously been published in Japan. Huovi’s The Giant Girl and her Tiny Friend (Jättityttö ja Pirhonen, Tammi 2011) was nominated for the Finlandia Junior Prize. Rights have been sold in Arabic, Russian and Võru.

The Siri series narrates the adventures of a spirited little girl and her friends, and enjoys tremendous popularity internationally. The 12th book in the series, Siri and the Star (Siiri ja kadonnut tähti, Tammi 2014), will arrive in bookstores in September. Rights to the series have been sold in 15 languages.

RIGHTS SOLD
THE FEATHER CHAIN

Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi
GERMANY, Carl Hanser Verlag
THE GIANT GIRL AND HER TINY FRIEND
ARABIC, Boustany’s Publishing House
RUSSIAN, TEXT
VÕRU, Võru Instituut

Reading materials for The Feather Chain
German edition
English sample

RIGHTS SOLD: THE SIRI SERIES
Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi
ARAB WORLD, Dar Al Saqi
CHINA, Graphic Communications Press
DENMARK, Carlsen
DENMARK, Turbine
ESTONIA (Võru), Võru Instituut
GERMANY, Ellermann
HUNGARY, Kolibri
KOREA, Chackgama
LATVIA, Zvaigzne
LITHUANIA, Nieko Rimto
POLAND, Foksal
SWEDEN, Bonnier Carlsen
SLOVAKIA, Verbarium
TURKEY, Marti
UKRAINE, BAT

Reading materials for the Siri series:
Full English text of book 10 (Siri and the Yeti)
English sample of books 1, 3-5, 9
German sample of book 9
Spanish sample of books 9 and 11
Japanese sample of book 1

Hannele Huovi


Hannele Huovi (born 1949) is an acclaimed Finnish author who wrote her first children’s radio play while studying for her university degree. In addition to being known as a versatile creator of children’s and juvenile literature, she also writes poetry and prose for adults.

Huovi has received several awards and nominations for her work; among these is the Topelius Prize for the best Finnish youth novel in 2002 (for The Feather Chain), a Finlandia Junior nomination in 2011 (for The Giant Girl and her Tiny Friend), and a nomination for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2004, 2006 and 2008.

During her career Hannele Huovi has collaborated with a variety of illustrators and artists, namely with Kristiina Louhi (Jättityttö ja Pirhonen) and Jukka Lemmetty (Urpo ja Turpo). Hannele Huovi is also an accomplished translator into the Finnish language, having translated more than 50 children’s books.