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

Johanna Sinisalo

Johanna Sinisalo (b. 1958) is a Finlandia-Prize winning superstar of Finnish speculative fiction. In addition to her eight 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.


Johanna Sinisalo

Strangers Inside

2020, Fantasy & Science Fiction

Johanna Sinisalo


2018, Fantasy & Science Fiction

Johanna Sinisalo

The Core of The Sun

2013, Fantasy & Science Fiction

Johanna Sinisalo

Blood of Angels

2011, Fantasy & Science Fiction

Johanna Sinisalo

The Möbius Twist

2010, Middle Grade (8-12 Years)

Johanna Sinisalo


2008, Fantasy & Science Fiction

Johanna Sinisalo

Troll, AKA Not Before Sundown

2000, Fantasy & Science Fiction

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