Congratulations to Emmi Itäranta! Rights to her award-winning debut novel Memory of Water (Teemestarin kirja, Teos 2012) and to her second novel City of Woven Streets (working title) have been sold in Hungary to Ad Astra. The Arabic rights to Memory of Water were sold at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair to Dar Al Muna.
Rights sold in 12 languages so far:
WORLD ENGLISH, HarperCollins/Voyager: 2-book-deal
ARABIC, Dar Al Muna
FRANCE, Presses de la Cité: 2-book-deal
GERMANY, DTV/Reihe Hanser
HUNGARY, Ad Astra: 2-book-deal
SPAIN, Ediciones B./Bruguera
TURKEY, Dogan Egmont
“It’s very rare that I come across a debut novel as powerful as MEMORY OF WATER. Emmi’s novel was impossible to put down and she is clearly a talent with a bright future; I am thrilled that Voyager is to be a partner on her journey to stardom.” – Emma Coode, HarperVoyager
Emmi Itäranta has received the Kalevi Jäntti Literary Prize for young authors, worth 16.000 Euros for her debut novel Memory of Water in November 2012 and was shortlisted for the Tähtivaeltaja Award 2013. In 2011 Emmi Itäranta received the Teos Fantasy and Sci-fi Literary Prize.
Please ask the Agency for reading materials :
English text of Memory of Water
English sample of City of Woven Streets