World English rights to Finlandia winner Oneiron by Laura Lindstedt sold in pre-empt to Oneworld

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We are happy to announce that the British boutique publishing house, Oneworld, has acquired World English rights of the Finlandia Prize winner, Oneiron by Laura Lindstedt (Teos 2015). The Bloomsbury-based Oneworld is known for introducing bold new literary voices and award-winning fiction from around the world, including Jamaican author Marlon James’ Man Booker prize winner A Brief History of Seven Killings, Eugene Vodolazkin, winner of the two biggest literary awards in Russia with his medieval novel, Laurus, and the multi-award-winning Goncourt finalist The Meursault Investigation by Algerian writer Kamel Daoud.

“We are thrilled to secure a second Finlandia prize-winner. This is a novel to love, from Lindstedt’s richly drawn characters and exquisite prose to her clever range of narrative devices and complex plotting, throughout which she threads her subtle power games and metaphysical questions. A brilliant second novel from a rising star, it will be a very welcome addition to our growing list of literary translations.”Juliet Mabey, Publisher, Oneworld Publications

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 more than  40.000 copies sold in Finland, Oneiron was the highest-selling literary fiction title on the most recent bestseller list. Oneiron is also nominated for the Runeberg Prize.

Oneiron has now been sold to 7 territories – rights were previously sold in Sweden to Norstedts, in Denmark to Rosinante (in pre-empt), in Hungary to Scolar, in Bulgaria to Faber, in Lithuania to Versus Aureus, and in France to Gallimard (in pre-empt).

Oneworld will publish Oneiron in hardback in September 2017.

RIGHTS SOLD: ONEIRON

Original publisher: FINLAND, Teos
BULGARIA, Faber
DENMARK, Rosinante
FRANCE, Gallimard
HUNGARY, Scolar
LITHUANIA, Versus Aureus
SWEDEN, Norstedts
WORLD ENGLISH, Oneworld Publications

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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