Johanna Sinisalo’s Birdbrain sold to Norway

The rights to translate Johanna Sinisalo’s latest novel Birdbrain (Linnunaivot, Teos 2008) into Norwegian have been sold to Vega Forlag. The Oslo-based publisher plans to bring out their edition in Autumn 2012. All in all Johanna Sinisalo’s books have now been sold to 15 languages.

Birdbrain was recently published in France by Actes Sud (Oiseu de malheur March 2011) and in the UK by Peter Owen Publishers (Birdbrain, October 2010) and got smashing reviews:

”A sense of lurking horror that will leave you troubled for weeks” -Sam Jordison, A Guardian Book of the Year, 2010.

Read the reviews here:

  Sinisalo Birdbrain

About author

Johanna Sinisalo

Johanna Sinisalo (b. 1958) is a Finlandia Prize-winning superstar of Finnish speculative fiction. In addition to her nine novels, she has also written short fiction and film and television screenplays. Her works have been translated into twenty languages.

Sinisalo has won several literary prizes also abroad, such as the 2004 James Tiptree, Jr. Award and the 2017 Prometheus Award, and was nominated for the Nebula Award in 2008, the Prix Escapades in 2012, and the Grand Prix de L’Imaginaire in 2017. In 2022, Johanna Sinisalo was awarded the Pro Finlandia Medal for services to Finnish literature.


2021, Fantasy & Science Fiction

The Storm Flute

Johanna Sinisalo

2020, Fantasy & Science Fiction

Strangers Inside

Johanna Sinisalo

2018, Fantasy & Science Fiction


Johanna Sinisalo

2013, Fantasy & Science Fiction

The Core of The Sun

Johanna Sinisalo

2011, Fantasy & Science Fiction

Blood of Angels

Johanna Sinisalo

2010, Middle Grade (8-12 Years)

The Möbius Twist

Johanna Sinisalo

2008, Fantasy & Science Fiction


Johanna Sinisalo

2000, Fantasy & Science Fiction


Johanna Sinisalo