Johanna Sinisalo’s prize-winning The Blood of Angels sold to France

The French rights to Johanna Sinisalo’s latest book, The Blood of Angels, have been sold to Actes Sud for publication in 2013. Published in September 2011, the novel has received excellent reviews and won the P.E. Svinhufvud Memorial Foundation Literary Prize. Actes Sud has previously published Sinisalo’s Birdbrain (Oiseau de Malheur) in Spring 2011, and the international bestseller Not Before Sundown (Jamais avant le coucher du soleil) in 2003.

Rights of Johanna Sinisalo’s Not Before Sundown has been sold in 14 languages. Birdbrain has been published in the UK & US by Peter Owen and will be published in Norway by Vega in 2012. Birdbrain is nominated for the Prix Escapades 2012 and International Impac Dublin Literary Award 2012.

The Blood of Angels shows what effects bee vanishings have on the whole world’s food economy. The author skillfully merges hard data, her solid knowledge, ancient mythology and the harsh language used on the internet. She is a master of combining different worlds.” – Praise from the P.E. Svinhufvud Literary Prize jury

What is delightful about Johanna Sinisalo’s novels is her way of describing a weird world in a natural way, without emphasizing the weirdness. That’s why it is so easy to accept her visions, to take them as granted, and to focus on the content. What is also pleasing is Sinisalo’s way of limiting the theme: not everything has to be crammed into one novel. The new novel, The Blood of Angels, is fine evidence of these characteristics of a storyteller.” – Suomen Kuvalehti

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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