We are proud to announce that Galera, an imprint of Record in Brazil, has acquired rights to Emmi Itäranta’s celebrated debut novel, Memory of Water (Teemestarin kirja, Teos 2012) and to her forthcoming book, City of Woven Streets. Rights to Memory of Water have been sold in 14 territories to date.
This month Memory of Water was published in Estonia by Koolibri. “It’s a believable and terrifying description of the future,” praised the Estonian Science Fiction Association in its review.
Itäranta’s accolades include the Kalevi Jäntti Literary Prize for young authors in 2012 and the Young Aleksis Kivi Prize in 2013. Harper Voyager, an imprint focusing on science fiction, will publish the English-language edition of Memory of Water on May 6th in the UK and June 10th in the U.S. City of Woven Streets, an independent follow-up, is scheduled for a 2015 publication.
Set in a dystopian future where water has become a prized commodity, Memory of Water tells the story of 17-year-old Noria who is set to become the next tea master in her village. When her father dies, she assumes the dangerous responsibility of guarding a hidden spring.
World English, HarperCollins, 2-book deal
Arabic, Dar Al Muna
Brazil, Record, 2-book-deal
France, Place des Editeurs, 2-book deal
Germany, DTV/Reihe Hanser
Hungary, Metropolis Media, 2-book deal
Japan, Nishimura Shoten
Spain, Ediciones B.
Turkey, Dogan Egmont
Original publisher: Finland, Teos
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