Czech rights to Johanna Sinisalo’s The Core of the Sun sold to Euromedia

sinisalo_070114We are proud to announce that the Czech rights to Johanna Sinisalo’s The Core of the Sun (Auringon ydin, Teos 2013) have been sold to Euromedia. Rights to this critically acclaimed novel were previously acquired by Klett-Cotta of Germany and Actes Sud of France. Euromedia’s other authors include Haruki Murakami and Gillian Flynn.

The Core of the Sun depicts the Finnish Eusistocratic Republic, a kind of North Korea of Europe. 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.

Helsingin Sanomat newspaper called The Core of the Sun Sinisalo’s best novel since Not Before Sundown (Ennen päivänlaskua ei voi, Tammi 2000), which won the Finlandia Prize. “It deals with themes similar to those in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale,” the newspaper wrote. Sinisalo is the master of “Finnish weird,” and her works have been sold in 19 territories.

Rights sold:
Czech Republic: Euromedia
France: Actes Sud
Germany: Klett-Cotta
Original publisher: Finland, Teos

Reading materials:
German edition
English sample
Finnish edition


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