Rosinante acquires Danish rights to Laura Lindstedt’s Finlandia Prize winner Oneiron in pre-empt

LindstedtOct23We are happy to announce that Rosinante has acquired Danish rights to Laura Lindstedt’s Finlandia Prize winner Oneiron (Teos 2015). Rosinante is home to authors including Zadie Smith, Sofi Oksanen, Bret Easton Ellis, James Joyce and Peter Høeg, among others.  

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

Lindstedt’s critically acclaimed novel tells the story of seven women who meet in a white, undefined space after death. Rights to Oneiron were previously sold in Hungary to Scolar, in Bulgaria to Faber, and in Lithuania to Versus Aureus.

Praise for Oneiron:

“Selecting the winning work was, in the end, easy: its voice, imagery and world were so distinctive. After giving myself permission to throw myself into its unreal world, everything suddenly became very real…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

“Lindstedt uses the tools of literature to form a work of art with its own rules; one can only admire her execution and her ability to depict our world to a startling effect.”
– Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, Finland

”Oneiron is like a stream that spills and spins towards something – death, at least. Before that happens, we live. Every life and death is unique. Stunning.”
Tuijata culture blog, Finland

“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
BULGARIA, Faber
DENMARK, Rosinante
HUNGARY, Scolar
LITHUANIA, Versus Aureus

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

Prizes, Oneiron
Finlandia Prize 2015
Toisinkoinen 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

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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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