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.
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