Norstedts acquires Swedish rights to Laura Lindstedt’s Finlandia Prize-winning Oneiron

LindstedtOct23We are thrilled to announce that Norstedts has acquired Swedish rights to Laura Lindstedt’s bestselling Finlandia Prize winner, Oneiron (Teos 2015). The acquisition was made at auction. Rights are now sold in five territories!

One of Sweden’s largest and most influential publishers, Norstedts is home to authors including Peter Hoeg, Stieg Larsson, Karl Ove Knausgård, Joseph Conrad and Mark Twain.

Oneiron is an extraordinary literary piece of work.”
– Henrik Lindvall, Senior Editor, Norstedts

Lindstedt’s acclaimed novel tells the story of seven women from different corners of the world who meet in a white, undefined space after death. With tens of thousands of copies sold in Finland, Oneiron is currently in its fifth printing and has reached first place on Finland’s official bestseller list! Oneiron is also nominated for Runeberg Prize.

Rights were previously sold in Denmark to Rosinante (in pre-empt), in Hungary to Scolar, in Bulgaria to Faber, and in Lithuania to Versus Aureus.

Praise for Oneiron:

The author’s ingenious way of renewing the form and structure of the novel is downright striking, and she does so in an extremely reader-friendly manner!”
– Heikki Harma, Finlandia Prize juror, musician and journalist

Oneiron is a wonderful and ambitious novel, original and intelligent. At the same time it is impressively tangible and almost corporeal, with such an interesting and warm tone of voice.”
– Marie Vinter, Editor, Rosinante, Denmark

“The contemporary Finnish literary scene is home to amazingly talented authors. It’s time for readers all over the world to discover them. We had the good fortune of becoming acquainted with an unparalleled new voice, Laura Lindstedt. We believe that her name will become unforgettable for Hungarian readers.”
– Andrea Illés, editor, Scolar, Hungary

“On an international scale this is an exceptionally bright pearl of high literature – a novel that is close to perfect.”
Aamulehti newspaper, Finland

RIGHTS SOLD: ONEIRON
Original publisher: FINLAND, Teos
DENMARK, Rosinante
BULGARIA, Faber
HUNGARY, Scolar
LITHUANIA, Versus Aureus
SWEDEN, Norstedts

RIGHTS SOLD: SCISSORS
Original publisher: FINLAND, Teos
DENMARK, Turbine

Prizes, Oneiron
Finlandia Prize 2015
Toisinkoinen Prize 2015
Nominated for the Runeberg Prize 2015

Prizes, Scissors:
Nominated for the Finlandia Prize 2007
Nominated for the Helsingin Sanomat Literature Prize 2007

Reading material: Oneiron
English sample
English synopsis
Finnish edition

Contact: info@ahlbackagency.com

Laura Lindstedt


Laura Lindstedt (b. 1976) became a critical darling with her adoption-themed debut novel Scissors (Sakset, Teos 2007), which earned her a nomination for the Finlandia Prize, the country’s most prestigious literary honour. She is currently revising her Ph.D. thesis on French author Nathalie Sarraute. Lindstedt’s second novel Oneiron (Teos 2015) is a work of speculative fiction that takes place in the mysterious moments that follow one’s death. Oneiron has continued Lindstedt’s critical success, earning her the coveted 2015 Finlandia Prize.

Bibliography


Laura Lindstedt

Oneiron

2015, Literary


Laura Lindstedt

Scissors

2007, Literary

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