Emmi Itäranta’s The City of Woven Streets sold to Italy!

The Italian rights of Emmi Itäranta’s sophomore novel The City of Woven Streets, which was recently published in the UK, have been acquired by Frassinelli! We are also glad to tell that Emmi visited Italy last weekend, as Memory of Water (published in Italian also by Frassinelli) was selected as one of the three winners of the 4th edition of Premio Salerno – Libro d’Europa. The award is dedicated to European writers under 40 years of age.

“We’re very happy and proud to be the Italian publishers of Emmi Itäranta second novel. it’s hard to imagine how this book could be better than her first one, Memory of Water, but it is.” — Giovanni Francesio, Responsabile editoriale, Edizioni Frassinelli

In the City of Woven Streets, human life has little value. Weaver Eliana is hiding a shameful birth defect – the ability to have dreams – that would, if exposed, land her in the House of the Tainted. After meeting a woman with her tongue cut off and Eliana’s name tattooed on her skin, Eliana discovers an invisible network of power behind the city’s facade. All the while an unknown disease is spreading, and the streets are slowly drowning.

Contact the agency for the English editions of The City of Woven Streets and Memory of Water!

READING MATERIAL: THE CITY OF WOVEN STREETS
English edition
Finnish edition

READING MATERIAL: MEMORY OF WATER
English edition
Finnish edition

RIGHTS SOLD: THE CITY OF WOVEN STREETS
WORLD ENGLISH, HarperCollins
BRAZIL, Record
FRANCE, Place des Editeurs
GEORGIA, Palitra L Publishing
HUNGARY, Metropolis Media
ITALY, Sperling & Kupfer/Frassinelli
JAPAN, Nishimura Shoten

RIGHTS SOLD: MEMORY OF WATER
Original publisher: FINLAND, Teos
WORLD ENGLISH, HarperCollins
ARABIC, Dar Al Muna
BRAZIL, Record
BULGARIA, Perseus
CZECH, Albatros Media/Plus
DENMARK, Turbine
ESTONIA, Koolibri
FRANCE, Place des Editeurs
GEORGIA, Palitra L Publishing
GERMANY, DTV/Reihe Hanser
HUNGARY, Metropolis Media
ITALY, Sperling & Kupfer/Frassinelli
JAPAN, Nishimura Shoten
KOREA, The Book in My Life
LATVIA, Janis Roze
LITHUANIA, Nieko Rimto
NORWAY, Gresvik Forlag
RUSSIA, Text Publishers
SPAIN, Ediciones B.
SWEDEN, Modernista
TURKEY, Dogan Egmont
FILM RIGHTS, Bufo

Emmi Itäranta


Emmi Itäranta (b.1976) holds two MA degrees, one in Drama and another in Creative Writing. Her award-winning debut novel Memory of Water (Teemestarin kirja) was published in Finland in 2012 to great accolades, followed by The Weaver (Kudottujen Kujien Kaupunki) in 2015. Itäranta’s writing has been compared to that of Ursula K. Le Guin.

Her honours include the Young Aleksis Kivi Prize 2013, the Kalevi Jäntti Literary Prize 2012 and first place in the Teos Fantasy and Sci-Fi Literary Contest 2011.

Memory of Water has also been nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award recognizing the best science fiction novel published in the UK in 2014, and the Golden Tentacle award. In addition, Itäranta has been included on the Honor List of the James Tiptree, Jr. Award.

Rights to Memory of Water have been sold in 21 languages to date.

Itäranta’s cv is an eclectic mix of writing-related activities, including stints as a columnist, theatre critic, press officer and dramaturge. Her poems, short stories, articles and essays have appeared in anthologies, film magazines and science fiction magazines in the UK and Finland. She lives in Canterbury, in the United Kingdom.

Bibliography


Emmi Itäranta

The Weaver

2015, Fantasy & S/F


Emmi Itäranta

Memory of Water

2012, Fantasy & S/F

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