Elina Ahlback Literary Agency, est. 2009, is one of the leading literary agencies in the Nordic countries and Finland’s #1 literary agency representing award-winning and bestselling Finnish and Nordic authors’ and illustrators’ book, film & TV rights in international markets. In 2020, the Agency was shortlisted for The 2020 International Excellence Awards as one of the TOP3 Literary Agencies in the World at the London Book Fair.
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Bestselling this season
"Vala’s writing is edgy and she constructs the plot in multiple layers [—] The author vividly describes the contradictory culture, cuisine, and nature [of Italy], there is even romantic tension in the air."
– Savon Sanomat newspaper
"What is a flight attendant to do when she loses her job? Become a private eye, of course! An unlikely career change is perhaps just what makes Pauliina Susi’s new crime novel so entertaining. Childfree and somewhat penniless Tuulia in her 40s is a refreshingly different main character solving crimes."
– Me Naiset magazine
"In her debut novel, Riikka Sandberg (b. 1989) has crafted a miniature world with a tight atmosphere. [--] Sandberg’s debut is a detailed and carefully finished piece of work in which no clue is unimportant and every scene builds on the lifelike miniature world of the novel. Ørja is a gripping debut."
– Outi Hytönen, Suomen Kuvalehti magazine
"Riikka Sandberg's debut shows the traces of war in a small Norwegian village. [...] Ørja is a well-flowing debut built with thought, where the fjords, the fells, and the surrounding, ever-raging sea form a great scenery."
– Arla Kanerva in Helsingin Sanomat newspaper
"The Helsinki-based book industry professional has found an excellent niche-market for Inspector Palmu and Agatha Christie -spirited, positively low-blood, character-driven thrillers that convey the mood of a nation recovering from war."
— Heidi Lakkala on Lapin Kansa newspaper
“Damn! A really tense and surprising thriller that completely swept me away!”
– Marko Suomi, producer of the Takakansi literature podcast
“The most original one – Erika Vik’s crime novel has an intense, very exciting atmosphere. [--] Forever With You is set in, even sinks in, to the world of music with a passion. It makes the result original in a pleasant way.”
– Asta Tenhunen in Keskisuomalainen newspaper
"... an incredibly beautifully built title, rich in its language, intensive, and truly exciting, luring the reader into the story right from the start and keeping its grip till the end...”
City of Tampere Literature Prize Jury
If you thought the family led by Logan Roy in the TV series Succession was weird, you're in for a surprise. The real-life Roys, the media family Murdochs, are even stranger. The banana company Chiquita is half-owned by the Brazilian Safra and Cutrale families. Hannu Sokala's addictive book progresses like a thriller.
"What a rare gem of a reading experience! And I think a little wistfully that from now on all other books will feel like meaningless pasttimes.”
Kerstin Westin, Alingsås Newspaper
"This is an insightful and important book for leaders at all levels. The central theme is that leadership mastery is an intentional lifelong learning process that starts with leadership of self and then advances step-wise to the ultimate goal - helping others become their best selves. Asko uses the concept of “mental models” to describe this journey and offers compelling examples of how craftsmen in any field achieve mastery in the same way. The book is not only deeply thoughtful; it also offers a practical guide to translate these ideas into action."
William G. Pietersen, Professor, The Practice of Management, Columbia Business School, New York
“A great goodnight story where the eyelids of the young reader become increasingly heavy the more detailed spreads illustrator Åsa Lucander creates. [...] This book has the potential to become a bedtime favourite.”