French rights to Johanna Sinisalo’s The Core of the Sun sold to Actes Sud

Sinisalo_Auringon ydinWe are thrilled to announce that the French rights to Johanna Sinisalo’s The Core of the Sun (Auringon ydin, Teos 2013) have been sold to Actes Sud for publication in 2015. Previously the German rights were acquired by Klett-Cotta, for publication in Fall 2014. Rights to Johanna Sinisalo’s works have been sold in 19 territories.

The Core of the Sun depicts a dystopian version of Finland called the Finnish Eusistocratic Republic. Here sex has been turned into a commodity, and women have been bred into two subspecies based on their ability to provide pleasure and bear children.

Praise:

“The Core of the Sun is Johanna Sinisalo’s best novel since the Finlandia Prize-winning Not Before Sundown (Ennen päivänlaskua ei voi, Tammi 2000)….it deals with themes similar to those in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Helsingin Sanomat, Finland’s largest newspaper 

Rights sold: 
France, Actes Sud
Germany, Klett-Cotta

Original publisher: Finland, Teos

Please ask the Agency for reading materials.

For more information see Johanna Sinisalo Rights Guide.

Contact: info@ahlbackagency.com

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.

Bibliography


2021, Fantasy & Science Fiction

The Storm Flute

Johanna Sinisalo


2020, Fantasy & Science Fiction

Strangers Inside

Johanna Sinisalo


2018, Fantasy & Science Fiction

IRON SKY: RENATE'S STORY

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

Birdbrain

Johanna Sinisalo


2000, Fantasy & Science Fiction

Troll

Johanna Sinisalo