Spanish rights sold to Maria Peura’s debut novel Your Love is Infinite

On rakkautes ŠŠretšnWe are proud to announce that Sexto Piso, a publisher known for its outstanding translated literature, has acquired rights to Your Love Is Infinite (Tammi 2001), Maria Peura’s Finlandia Prize-nominated first novel. Among other authors published by Sexto Piso are Joseph Conrad, Renata Adler and Herman Melville.

Peura was given the prestigious Young Aleksis Kivi Prize and nominated for the Finlandia Prize for Your Love Is Infinite. The novel also received the Olvi Foundation Award and the Good Deed for Children Award, and received praise from critics.

“The impressive paradox of Peura’s work is that the novel is good and beautiful in spite of it dealing with what is evil and ugly.”
– The Finlandia Prize jury (on Your Love is Infinite)

Peura has gone on to write three other novels, all of which have received critical acclaim: among them is At The Edge of Light (Teos 2005), which was published in the UK by Maia Press in 2007. Contact us for an English edition!

Peura’s most recent work is And the Stars Fall (Teos 2014).

About Your Love Is Infinite:

Six-year-old Saara’s parents are incapable of caring for her, and she is sent to her grandparents’ house for the summer. Although her grandfather inflicts horrific violence on her, Saara believes that he is truly the only person who loves her. Saara longs after her mother, but she isn’t able to help, and Saara is left at her grandfather’s mercy. To cope, she escapes into a world of fantasy and guilt.

RIGHTS SOLD
Your Love is Infinite:
Original publisher:
FINLAND, Tammi
SPAIN: Sexto Piso

At the Edge of Light:
Original publisher: FINLAND, Teos
UNITED KINGDOM: Maia Press

Reading materials: Your Love is Infinite
Finnish edition
German sample
Reading materials: At the Edge of Light
UK edition
Finnish edition

Contact: info@ahlbackagency.com

Maria Peura


Maria Peura (b. 1970) is a prize-winning author and dramaturge. She was given the prestigious Young Aleksis Kivi Prize, and nominated for the Finlandia Prize, for her debut novel Your Love Is Infinite (On rakkautes ääretön) in 2001. It also received received the Olvi Foundation Award and the Good Deed for Children Award. At the Edge of Light (Valon reunalla), received stellar reviews both in Finland and in the UK, where it was published in 2007. Among Peura’s other works is a collection of poetry for children.

Bibliography


Maria Peura

And the Stars Fall

2014, Literary


Maria Peura

At the Edge of Light

2005, Literary


Maria Peura

Under the Water

2008, Literary


Maria Peura

Your Love Is Infinite

2001, Literary

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