Starred Publishers Weekly review of Emmi Itäranta’s second novel The Weaver

We are happy to share Publishers Weekly’s wonderful starred review of The Weaver (Harper Voyager), second novel by our celebrated Finnish writer Emmi Itäranta:

“Itäranta’s prose is luminous and filled with rich detail.”

“ … a finely crafted fantasy tale that seamlessly blends a coming-of-age story with high-stakes intrigue and danger.”

“Itäranta writes engagingly, displaying her setting and atypical characters in full color. Both seasoned readers of fantasy and newcomers to the genre will savor Itäranta’s captivating fiction.”

Read the full review of The Weaver here:http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-06-232617-1

Emmi Itäranta writes her novels in Finnish and English. Her second novel was published in 2015 in Finland to brilliant reviews,  and in June 2016 in the UK  as The City of Woven Streets,  and in the U.S. in November 2016 as The Weaver.  The international bestseller, debut novel Memory of Water has been sold to 22 territories to date.  Tracey Warr of the Displaced Nation interviewed Emmi about creating fantasy worlds that feel palpably real.

Read Emmi Itäranta’s interview herehttps://thedisplacednation.com/2016/07/15/location-locution-writing-in-finnish-and-english-expat-novelist-emmi-itaranta-creates-fantasy-worlds-that-feel-palpably-real/

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

READING MATERIAL: THE WEAVER/THE CITY OF WOVEN STREETS
English edition
Finnish edition
READING MATERIAL: MEMORY OF WATER
English edition
Finnish edition

 

RIGHTS SOLD:  
THE WEAVER (US) /THE CITY OF WOVEN STREETS (UK)
Original publisher: FINLAND, Teos
BRAZIL, Record
FRANCE, Place des Editeurs
GEORGIA, Palitra L Publishing
HUNGARY, Metropolis Media
ITALY, Sperling & Kupfer/Frassinelli
JAPAN, Nishimura Shoten
UK, HarperCollins/HarperVoyager
US, HarperCollins/HarperVoyager

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
US, HarperCollins/HarperVoyager
UK, HarperCollins/HarperVoyager
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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