J.K Johansson’s Palokaski Trilogy sold in Estonia + other December highlights!

January_deals2015newsletterThe end of 2014 brought with it several exciting deals for our authors.We are excited to announce that Pegasus has acquired Estonian rights to J.K Johansson’s Palokaski Trilogy (Tammi).

Comprising Laura, Noora and Venla, the page-turning series is firmly rooted in the social media age and centres on the disappearance of three young women in a Finnish suburb. Venla, the final entry in the Palokaski Trilogy, will be published this year in Finland. Pegasus is also the Estonian publisher of another thriller hit, Salla Simukka’s YA sensation the Snow White Trilogy (Tammi).

In addition, Nakladatelství Brána has acquired Czech rights to Miina Supinen’s genre-bending love story Ray Girl (WSOY 2013), published in German by Suhrkamp in fall 2014. Supinen, a critical darling, was also recently included in two German anthologies and a special English-language edition the Finnish Granta that featured 20 outstanding young Finnish writers.

Finally, Elf has acquired Georgian rights to Katri Lipson’s critically acclaimed The Ice Cream Man (Tammi 2012), which won the 2013 EU Prize for Literature. Lipson’s novel explores themes of guilt, humanity and the fuzzy lines between fact and fiction in a narrative spanning several generations and cultures. Rights are now sold in nine territories!

RIGHTS SOLD: THE PALOKASKI TRILOGY
Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi
BELGIUM, The House of Books
CZECH REPUBLIC, Albatros Media/XYZ
ESTONIA, Pegasus
GERMANY, Suhrkamp
GREECE, Kedros
NETHERLANDS, The House of Books
POLAND, Literackie
Film & TV Rights, Eyeworks/Warner Bros.

Reading materials: The Palokaski Trilogy
English sample of Laura
English synopses of Laura, Noora, Venla
Polish edition of Laura
Dutch edition of Laura
Finnish editions of Laura and Noora

RIGHTS SOLD: RAY GIRL
Original publisher: FINLAND, WSOY
CZECH REPUBLIC, Nakladatelství Brána
DENMARK, Turbine
GERMANY, Suhrkamp

Reading materials: Ray Girl
English sample
English synopsis
German edition
Finnish edition

RIGHTS SOLD: THE ICE CREAM MAN
Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi
ALBANIA, Fan Noli
BULGARIA, Perseus
CZECH, Argo
DENMARK, Jensen & Dalgaard
ESTONIA, Varrak
GEORGIA, Elf
HUNGARY, Typotex
TURKEY, Nemesis
WORLD ENGLISH, AmazonCrossing

Reading materials: The Ice Cream Man
English edition
Czech edition
German sample
Finnish edition

Please contact the agency for reading materials: info@ahlbackagency.com

J. K. Johansson

J. K. Johansson is the pen name of a group of professional storytellers. Johansson loves Nordic crime novels, HBO series, well-written sex scenes, and reading the book before seeing the movie. The Palokaski Trilogy, set in a suburb near Helsinki, is a tense psychological thriller and a tangled relationship and family drama in an internet-dominated society.


Rights sold:

The Palokaski Trilogy

ESTONIA, Pegasus
GERMANY, Suhrkamp
GREECE, Kedros
NETHERLANDS, The House of Books
POLAND, Literackie
FILM AND TV RIGHTS, Nordisk Film TV

Bibliography


J. K. Johansson

Noora

2014, Crime & Thriller


J. K. Johansson

Laura

2013, Crime & Thriller


J. K. Johansson

Venla

2015, Crime & Thriller

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