Oneiron sold in 12 territories: W.A.B. Foksal acquires the Polish rights!

3af385b0-bac8-42d4-bcca-a6f36ee0d474Laura Lindstedt’s Finlandia Prize-winning Oneiron has reached a full dozen of sold territories with W.A.B. acquiring the Polish rights. W.A.B. is the prestigious literary imprint of Poland’s leading publishing house Foksal and home to authors such as Milan Kundera, Doris Lessing and David Foster Wallace.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Performance artist Shlomith from New York, chief accountant Polina from Moscow, heart transplant patient Rosa Imaculada from Brazil, upper-crust Nina of Marseilles who is expecting twins, cancer patient Wlbgis from the Netherlands, aspiring model Maimuna from Senegal and Austrian teenager Ulrike meet in an empty, blank space after their respective deaths. Time, as we understand it, has ceased to exist, and all bodily sensations are gradually disappearing.

“Lindstedt’s capacity to combine a fascinating story while building a reflection on the meaning of life and death is astonishing.”
– Marie-Pierre Gracedieu, Gallimard

“Lindstedt writes with an exceptional strength and originality. The story is well told and it is absolutely fascinating.”
– Signe E. Russwurm, Editor, Forlaget Oktober

“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

RIGHTS SOLD:
Original publisher: FINLAND, Teos
WORLD ENGLISH, Oneworld
BULGARIA, Faber
CZECH REPUBLIC, Argo
DENMARK, Rosinante
FRANCE, Gallimard
HUNGARY, Scolar
ITALY, Elliot Edizioni
LITHUANIA, Versus Aureus
NORWAY, Forlaget Oktober
POLAND, W.A.B. Foksal
ROMANIA, Editura Paralela 45
SWEDEN, Norstedts

READING MATERIAL:
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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