Laura Lindstedt (b. 1976) became a critical darling with her adoption-themed debut novel Scissors (Sakset, Teos 2007), which earned her a nomination for the Finlandia Prize, the country’s most prestigious literary honour. She is currently revising her Ph.D. thesis on French author Nathalie Sarraute. Lindstedt’s second novel Oneiron (Teos 2015) is a work of speculative fiction that takes place in the mysterious moments that follow one’s death. Oneiron has continued Lindstedt’s critical success, earning her the coveted 2015 Finlandia Prize. Lindstedt’s latest novel My Friend Natalia has been a critical success and the rights have been sold to 11 territories.
“When I started reading the novel and I experienced the intensity of Lindstedt’s writing, the suspenseful atmosphere she creates from the very beginning, I understood I was facing a “chef-d’oeuvre”. Her capacity to combine a fascinating story while building a reflection on the meaning of life and death is astonishing. We are immensely proud to welcome her at Gallimard .”
– Marie-Pierre Gracedieu, Gallimard, France
- 29.04.2020 Lithuanian rights sold for Laura Lindstedt’s MY FRIEND NATALIA!
- 03.10.2019 German rights to Laura Lindstedt’s MY FRIEND NATALIA sold to dtv
- 05.09.2019 French rights for My Friend Natalia acquired by Gallimard
- 22.08.2019 Breaking news! US deal for Laura Lindstedt’s MY FRIEND NATALIA!
- 07.08.2019 New fiction deals for Laura Lindstedt, Max Seeck and Mia Kankimäki
- 23.07.2019 De Bezige Bij acquires the Dutch rights to My Friend Natalia
- 08.07.2019 My Friend Natalia sold to Italy
- 05.07.2019 My Friend Natalia sold to 3 new countries in one week
- 21.05.2019 English sample for Laura Lindstedt’s MY FRIEND NATALIA now available!
- 24.04.2019 New praise for Laura Lindstedt and Mia Kankimäki
- 26.03.2019 Scolar acquires Hungarian rights to Laura Lindstedt’s My Friend Natalia
- 19.03.2019 Fantastic reception to Finlandia-winner Laura Lindstedt’s new novel about young woman’s sexuality ’My Friend Natalia’
- 11.06.2018 The Agency’s 9th anniversary & rights report: Oneiron sold to Spain
- 23.02.2018 Finlandia-winning Oneiron sold to Turkey, gathering praise globally
- 19.12.2017 Ahlback Agency December Newsletter
- 25.09.2017 September fiction reviews round-up
- 14.07.2017 Great reviews for Valtonen, Susi and Lindstedt in Germany and Norway!
- 23.02.2017 Oneiron nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize
- 10.01.2017 Italian press for Oneiron + FILI grants for 2017
- 26.04.2016 New praise for Laura Lindstedt’s Oneiron!