Forlaget Oktober acquires Norwegian rights of Finlandia prize winner Oneiron by Laura Lindstedt

We are delighted to announce that the Norwegian publishing house, Forlaget Oktober, has acquired Norwegian rights of the Finlandia Prize winner, Oneiron by Laura Lindstedt (Teos 2015).Forlaget Oktober is one of the leading Norwegian publishing houses and it is home to authors such as Karl Ove Knausgård, Linn Ullman, Marguerite Duras, Søren Kierkegaard, and Sofi Oksanen.

Lindstedt writes with an exceptional strength and originality. The story is well told and it is absolutely fascinating. I am filled with admiration. We strongly believe in Lindstedt – not only in Oneiron, but also in her entire (future) literary work – and we want to be the publishing house that introduces her to the Norwegian readers. 

-Signe E. Russwurm, Editor, Forlaget OktoberLindstedt_Oneiron_cover

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 close to 50.000 copies sold in Finland, Oneiron was the highest-selling literary fiction title on the most recent bestseller list. Oneiron is also nominated for Runeberg Prize.

Oneiron has now been sold to 8 territories – rights were previously sold to Oneworld for English rights, to Gallimard in France, to Norstedts in Sweden, and to Rosinate in Denmark. See full list of rights sold below.

RIGHTS SOLD: ONEIRON

Original publisher: FINLAND, Teos
WORLD ENGLISH, Oneworld
BULGARIA, Faber
DENMARK, Rosinante
FRANCE, Gallimard
HUNGARY, Scolar
LITHUANIA, Versus Aureus
NORWAY, Forlaget Oktober
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

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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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