Karo Hämäläinen’s The Buyout sold to Spain

The Spanish and Catalan rights to Karo Hämäläinen’s financial thriller The Buyout (Erottaja) have been acquired by Ediciones B. Sold at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the book will be published in Spanish in Autumn 2012. The publisher plans to promote the book in a substantial marketing campaign.

“I am very excited that the rights were sold only three days after the English sample translation was finished”, author Karo Hämäläinen rejoices.

Published by WSOY in August 2011, the Buyout became both an instant bestseller and a critical success in Finland.

Please contact the agency for the English sample translation and reading copies.

About author

Karo Hämäläinen

Karo Hämäläinen (b. 1976) has two passions: literature and the stock market, and has a 15-year background as an economics reporter. He works as the managing editor managing editor of Parnasso, Finland’s best-known literary publication. Hämäläinen’s novel The Buyout was shortlisted for the Savonia Prize in 2011 and received the Tampere Literary Prize in 2012.

Hämäläinen has studied both in the humanities and in economics. Following stints in Helsinki, Munich and Berlin, he now lives in Tampere, Finland. He is a popular lecturer and guest commentator, and has had his own radio show. In his professional work, he uses Finnish, English, German and Swedish. In his spare time, Hämäläinen likes reading and running; his record marathon time set in 2010 is 3:04:04.


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The Buyout

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