We are thrilled to announce that the German rights to Ray Girl and Jelly Control by Miina Supinen have been sold in a two-book-deal to Suhrkamp for publication in 2014 and 2015. Danish rights to Ray Girl have been acquired by Turbine Forlaget for publication in 2014.
A mystical love story. Beauty meets two beasts in search of the meaning of life and death.
“I wanted to write a novel about the most important things in life – love and death. I wanted to say something new and fresh, genuine and heart-breaking and still fabulously fun. Ray Girl is an extraordinary love triangle, a novel about light and shadow, about the impermanence of everything and amazingly good sex. Plus a little about archaeology and ancient gods and wildflowers.“ – Writer Miina Supinen
“Säde (Ray Girl) invites the reader to surrender.” – Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, Finland
“Miina Supinen’s book (Jelly Control) is side-splittingly hilarious.“ – Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, Finland
Reading material: English sample and synopsis; Finnish edition
Original publisher: WSOY, September 2013, 328 pp.
Italian rights to literary thriller Cruel is the Night by Karo Hämäläinen have been sold to Newton Compton for publication in 2014.
Agatha Christie meets Quentin Tarantino by way of Alfred Hitchcock.
Praise for Cruel is the Night:
“ A thriller that lasts the duration of a dinner is a compelling setup. The diners’ repartee and the flashbacks revealing their relationships call to mind Herman Koch’s The Dinner, translated into Finnish last year. Hämäläinen’s novel takes things to a completely different level, however. – The reader follows events safely through a wall of Plexiglas, holding back laughter but absolutely absorbed.” – Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, Finland
Reading material: English sample and synopsis; German sample, Finnish edition
Original publisher: WSOY, August 2013, 345 pp.
Rights enquiries: Elina@ahlbackagency.com