Finnish rights to Iron Sky: Renate’s Story by Johanna Sinisalo sold to Johnny Kniga!

RenatesJohnnyKnigaWe are very happy to announce that Johnny Kniga, part of the Bonnier Group, has acquired Finnish rights to Iron Sky: Renate’s Story, Johanna Sinisalo’s forthcoming book inspired by the 2012 cult film Iron Sky. Rights to the novel, produced in collaboration with Iron Sky Universe, were previously sold in Germany to Klett-Cotta.

Iron Sky, a tongue-in-cheek action film following a group of Nazis who attack the earth many decades after escaping to the moon in 1945, was based on a story by Sinisalo. A sequel entitled The Coming Race will shoot next year in Belgium; its budget of roughly 17 million euros was funded in part by a crowdfunding campaign via IndieGoGo,

The novel Renate’s Story is based on the original Iron Sky story, but includes new characters and deepens many elements of the narrative not seen in the film. It focuses on the character of Renate Richter as she learns to navigate the unfamiliar environment of Planet Earth, and expands on Renate’s backstory.

“Johanna Sinisalo’s playful handling of ancient or modern mythology, sci-fi fantasy and what we call reality has made her an absolutely unique and remarkable literary voice. I am sure that Renate’s Story,  the novelization of the hilarious movie Iron Sky, is going to be a crazy, funny and brilliant piece of literature.”
– Tom Kraushaar, publisher, Klett-Cotta

The Finlandia Prize-winning Sinisalo is known around the world for her imaginative, sharp and darkly humorous storytelling. She was recently named Guest of Honour at the 75th annual Worldcon in 2017 in Helsinki. In 2016 she will be guest of honor at Eurocon, a notable science fiction convention in Barcelona, Spain. The World English edition of her latest book, The Core of the Sun, will publish in early 2016 by Grove Atlantic.

RIGHTS SOLD: IRON SKY: RENATE’S STORY
FINLAND, Johnny Kniga
GERMANY, Klett-Cotta

RIGHTS SOLD: THE CORE OF THE SUN
Original publisher:
FINLAND, Teos
CZECH REPUBLIC, Euromedia
FRANCE, Actes Sud
GERMANY, Klett-Cotta
WORLD ENGLISH, Grove Atlantic

RIGHTS SOLD: THE BLOOD OF ANGELS
Original publisher:
FINLAND, Teos
WORLD ENGLISH, Peter Owen
FRANCE, Actes Sud
POLAND, Foksal

RIGHTS SOLD: BIRDBRAIN
Original publisher: FINLAND, Teos
FRANCE, Actes Sud
NORWAY, Vega
UK, Peter Owen

RIGHTS SOLD: NOT BEFORE SUNDOWN (TROLL – A LOVE STORY)
Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi
ALBANIA, Dituria
BRAZIL, Devir
BULGARIA, Perseus
CZECH REPUBLIC, One Woman Press
FRANCE, Actes Sud
GERMANY, Tropen
JAPAN, Sunmark
LATVIA, Atena
LITHUANIA, Vaga
POLAND, Terytoria
RUSSIA, Amphora
SLOVENIA, Modrijan
SPAIN, Poliedro
SWEDEN, Wahlstrom & Widstrand
UK, Peter Owen
U.S, Grove Atlantic

PRIZES
Finlandia Prize 2000 (Not Before Sundown/Troll – A Love Story)
James Tiptree, Jr. Award 2004 (Not Before Sundown/Troll – A Love Story)
Nominated for the Nebula Awards 2008 (Baby Doll)
P. E. Svinhufvud Award 2011 (The Blood of Angels)
The Young Aleksis Kivi Prize 2009, 2012 (Birdbrain, The Blood of Angels)
Nominated for the Prix Escapades 2012 (Birdbrain)
Nominated for the Tähtivaeltaja (“Star Rover”) award 2014

Contact: info@ahlbackagency.com

Johanna Sinisalo


Johanna Sinisalo (b. 1958) is one of Finland’s most successful and internationally acclaimed authors. Praised by readers and critics alike, she has won several literary prizes, among them the Finlandia Prize in 2000 and the James Tiptree, Jr. Award in 2004. Johanna Sinisalo has been nominated for the Prix Escapades 2012, the Tähtivaeltaja (“Star Traveller”) award in 2014 and the Nebula Award in 2008. Her works have been translated into 19 languages.

Bibliography


Johanna Sinisalo

The Core of the Sun

2013, Fantasy & S/F


Johanna Sinisalo

The Blood of Angels

2011, Fantasy & S/F


Johanna Sinisalo

Birdbrain

2008, Fantasy & S/F


Johanna Sinisalo

Not Before Sundown

2000, Fantasy & S/F


Johanna Sinisalo

Hidden Powers

2010, Fantasy & S/F


Johanna Sinisalo

The Land of Mobius

2010, Middle-Grade


Johanna Sinisalo

The Glass-Eye

2006, Fantasy & S/F


Johanna Sinisalo

The Handless Kings and Other Disturbing Tales

2005, Fantasy & S/F


Johanna Sinisalo

Renate’s Story

2018, Fantasy & S/F

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