More critical praise for Marko Hautala’s Granny Hatchet

Hautala_newsletterAug132014Since its publication last month, Marko Hautala’s sixth novel Granny Hatchet (Kuokkamummo, Tammi 2014) has drawn plenty of attention from Finnish critics. Many are praising him as the master of Finnish horror and calling Granny Hatchet his best work yet. We are also happy to announce that an English sample, comprising the first 89 pages of the novel, is now available!

Based on a real Finnish urban legend, Granny Hatchet is a mythical creature who kills her young victims with a hatchet and devours their hearts. Hautala’s devilishly dark novel is set in a small town where two characters return to confront their childhood demons.

Granny Hatchet is grippingly constructed; it combines urban legend, ancient sea creatures, conspiracy theories, growing pains and traumas from adulthood. And, most importantly, it holds a reader effectively in its grasp. This is a truly scary book….the stakes grow higher from one chapter to the next, and character destinies become intertwined…Hautala is a trailblazer who, from one book to the next, has elevated Finnish horror to a new level.”
Turun sanomat newspaper, Finland

”Hautala represents the elite of Finnish horror literature…Granny Hatchet forces a reader to stay up in the dark and read – no, devour – just one more chapter of his seamless prose.”
Morren maailma (”Morre’s World”) literature blog, Finland

RIGHTS SOLD
WORMS:
Original publisher:
FINLAND, Tammi
GERMANY, DTV
SHROUDS:
Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi
GERMANY, DTV
ITALY, Newton Compton
SHORT STORY:
U.S, Cheeky Frawg

READING MATERIALS
GRANNY HATCHET:
English sample
English synopsis
Finnish edition
WORMS:
Finnish edition
German edition
English sample
SHROUDS;
Finnish edition
Italian edition
German edition
English sample

PRIZES:
Kalevi Jäntti Prize 2010
Tiiliskivi Prize 2008
Nominated for the Young Aleksis Kivi Prize 2013 (Seeing Eyes)

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Marko Hautala


Marko Hautala’s (b. 1973) unique blend of psychological thriller and realism has attracted readers of all genres, earning him a reputation as the ’Finnish Stephen King’. Skilled at generating spine-tingling fear in his readers, he has been recognised for his literary prowess: his first novel The Self-Illuminated Ones (Itsevalaisevat, 2008) was awarded the Tiiliskivi Prize, and in 2010 Hautala received the Kalevi Jäntti Literary Prize for Young Authors for Shrouds. He was also nominated for the Young Aleksis Kivi Prize in 2013 for Seeing Eyes (Unikoira, Tammi 2012). His latest novel, The Whispering Girl was published in autumn 2016 (Tammi).

Bibliography


Marko Hautala

The Whispering Girl

2016, Crime & Thriller


Marko Hautala

Granny Hatchet

2014, Crime & Thriller


Marko Hautala

Worms

2011, Crime & Thriller


Marko Hautala

Seeing Eyes

2012, Crime & Thriller


Marko Hautala

Shrouds

2009, Crime & Thriller


Marko Hautala

The Red Marsh

2018, Crime & Thriller

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