We are very happy to announce that Palitra L Publishing in Georgia has acquired rights to Emmi Itäranta’s speculative fiction debut, (Teemestarin kirja, Teos 2012). Rights to the novel, which has received praise from publications such as the Washington Post, Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, have now been sold in 18 languages!
Set in a future Scandinavia in which water has become a scarce resource, Memory of Water tells the story of young Noria who is set to become the next tea master in her village. When her father dies, she assumes the dangerous responsibility of guarding a hidden spring. As described by the Kalevi Jäntti Prize jury, ”the novel grows into a mysterious allegory about the dilemmas of truth, freedom and loyalty.”
This month Memory of Water was published in Germany by DTV/Reihe Hanser as Der Geschmack von Wasser. In addition, Place des Editeurs just revealed the cover for the French edition of Memory of Water, to be published in 2015.
An excerpt of Itäranta’s forthcoming second novel, City of Woven Streets (Teos 2015), was recently included in the third edition of the Finnish Granta, which features 20 outstanding young voices in Finnish literature. An English edition of this celebratory issue will be launched during the Frankfurt Book Fair, where Finland is Guest of Honour.
Please contact the Agency for reading materials for both Memory of Water and City of Woven Streets!
MEMORY OF WATER
RIGHTS SOLD IN 18 LANGUAGES!
Original publisher: FINLAND, Teos
WORLD ENGLISH, HarperCollins (2-book deal)
ARABIC, Dar Al Muna
BRAZIL, Record (2-book-deal)
CZECH, Albatros Media/Plus
FRANCE, Place des Editeurs (2-book deal)
GEORGIA, Palitra L Publishing
GERMANY, DTV/Reihe Hanser
HUNGARY, Metropolis Media (2-book deal)
JAPAN, Nishimura Shoten (2-book deal)
KOREA, The Book in My Life
NORWAY, Gresvik Forlag
SPAIN, Ediciones B.
TURKEY, Dogan Egmont
CITY OF WOVEN STREETS
WORLD ENGLISH: HarperCollins
FRANCE, Place des Editeurs
HUNGARY: Metropolis Media
JAPAN: Nishimura Shoten
Young Aleksis Kivi Prize 2013
Kalevi Jäntti Literary Prize 2012
Teos Fantasy and Sci-Fi Literary Contest 2011
Nominated for the Tähtivaeltaja science fiction award 2013
Memory of Water
City of Woven Streets