The City of Woven Streets by Emmi Itäranta published in the UK!

Emmi Itäranta’s sophomore novel The City of Woven Streets has been published in the UK by Harper Voyager. After her prize-winning debut Memory of Water the expectations have been high and The City of Woven Streets fulfills them gracefully:

“This is her second novel and it’s a cracker – a book of almost hypnotic beauty set in a dreamlike world of a city that is constantly awash with ebbing and flowing tides. – – Fans of Margaret Atwood will adore this book as will those who revel in China Mieville’s extraordinary imagination. Itaranta is a name to watch.” – Lovereading.co.uk

The City Of Woven streets is far more a work of literary fiction than just another mass-produced genre piece. There’s no setup to cash in on an epic series, just a single tale told expertly and eloquently, with compelling characters and a unique style, often thought-provoking and more importantly, entertaining.” – Eamo the Geek website

See also Itäranta’s interview with Civilian Reader blog here.

The City of Woven Streets will be published in the United States in November 2016 as The Weaver.

Itäranta’s first novel, Memory of Water has been sold to 22 territories to date. We are glad to announce the newest deal: the Lithuanian rights have been sold to Nieko Rimto. Congratulations!

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

READING MATERIAL:
MEMORY OF WATER

English edition
Finnish edition

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

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
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

RIGHTS SOLD:
THE CITY OF WOVEN STREETS

WORLD ENGLISH, HarperCollins
BRAZIL, Record
FRANCE, Place des Editeurs
GEORGIA, Palitra L Publishing
HUNGARY, Metropolis Media
JAPAN, Nishimura Shoten

 

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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