We are proud to announce that Editions de la Bagnole, a division of Groupe Livres Quebecor Media in Canada, has acquired North American French rights to Maresi, Part I in the Red Abbey Chronicles by Maria Turtschaninoff, for publication in 2016.
Set in a historically inspired fantasy world, the three-part Red Abbey Chronicles tell the story of a community of women who provide a refuge for girls who have suffered hardships in their own communities. In Part I, main character Maresi prefers to spend her time in the world of books – until she has to step up to protect a new Red Abbey arrival escaping an unthinkable trauma.
Winner of the 2014 Finlandia Junior Prize, Finland’s highest literary accolade given to a children’s or YA book, Maresi has received glowing reviews from critics and international editors. This spring Maresi was also nominated for the 2015 Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize. Rights have been sold in seven languages.
Maria Turtschaninoff is currently writing Naondel, Book II in the Red Abbey Chronicles, which will publish in Finland in 2016.
RIGHTS SOLD: MARESI
Original publisher: FINLAND, Schildts & Söderströms
CANADA (French), Editions de la Bagnole/Groupe Livres Quebecor Media
GERMANY, Random House/Heyne
ROMANIA, Editura Univers
WORLD ENGLISH, Pushkin Press
Reading materials: The Red Abbey Chronicles
Book I, Maresi:
Full English text
Book II, Naondel: