World English rights to Marko Hautala’s Granny Hatchet sold to AmazonCrossing

Hautala_newsletterAug132014We are thrilled to announce that AmazonCrossing, publisher of top translated literature from around the world, has acquired World English rights to Marko Hautala’s literary horror novel Granny Hatchet (Kuokkamummo, Tammi 2014).

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

“As a horror writer, Marko Hautala is a strongman. He twists the plot so hard that in the end the reader is left wondering how everything happened….The character of Granny Hatchet carries such a chill that the temperature in the pit of one’s stomach seems to go down a few degrees…this is his best work to date.”
Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, Finland

Granny Hatchet is a tour de force. In his sixth novel, Hautala has again managed to mix in a new ingredient: unbridled humour, which flourishes amidst suspense, drama and beautiful descriptions of love….the book startles, terrifies and makes the reader laugh. By far Hautala’s best novel.”
Ilkka newspaper, Finland

RIGHTS SOLD
GRANNY HATCHET
WORLD ENGLISH, AmazonCrossing
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)

Contact: info@ahlbackagency.com

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

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