’World-class literature comes from Finland’ – An interview with Elina Ahlbäck

”We [Finland and the Agency] are already renowned for offering world-class literature.” Using her global network of publisher contacts, Elina Ahlback believes Finnish literature exports can still grow ten-fold.

When former bookseller and publisher, Elina Ahlbäck founded her eponymous agency in 2009, she was a pioneer. Now, the work has paid off and, for example, Salla Simukka’s books have been published in 52 territories, with film and TV rights added to the business’s licensing activities.

To read the full interview with Suvi Ahola in Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, follow this link.

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