It’s a new season and new winds are blowing! This fall we’re happy to serve you a selection of the best Finnish children’s and young adult fiction.
YA lovers will be glad to hear that we’re representing a brand new YA series, the Royaume Chronicles by Magdalena Hai: its first installment The Third Sister is a fantastic, manga-inspired adventure. The Grumblebelly Cat by the same author is nominated for the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize 2018.
Tuutikki Tolonen is writing continuation for the Monster Nannyseries: Monster Letter will charm readers in 2019. Screen Australia has invested development funding in the Monster Nanny feature film, co-produced by Four-time Academy Awards nominee and director Ridley Scott (The Martian, Thelma & Louise, Blade Runner). Big international TV series is being developed in Hollywood by Zerogravity (The Accountant, Ozark) based on Salla Simukka’s Snow White Trilogy. A script is being finalized for Maria Turtschaninoff’s Maresi, a feature film financed by Film4 (Winner of Eight Academy Awards for Slumdog Millionaire).
We also welcome a new agent to our team: Julia Kellums. She will be responsible for the sales for e.g. into the Nordics and the Netherlands. She begins work today on September 3rd and can be reached at julia.kellums [a] ahlbackagency.com.
Share the success with us! Finnish children’s and YA literature is becoming a worldwide phenomenon.
We’re looking forward to hearing from you and meeting you at the book fairs – we’ll be in Gothenburg (table K3 in Rights Center) and Frankfurt (tables 18L and 17L in LitAg), and at the Guadalajara International Book Fair in Mexico.
Elina Ahlbäck, Founder & Literary Agent
Lotta Dufva, Literary Agent
Julia Kellums, Literary Agent
Nicole Myyryläinen, Rights Coordinator