We are very happy to announce that Korean rights to Emmi Itäranta’s Memory of Water (Teemestarin kirja, Teos 2012) have been acquired by The Book in My Life. This speculative fiction novel, set in a future Scandinavia in which water has become a scarce resource, has now been sold in 17 languages.
On August 28th Itäranta will meet U.S readers at Washington, D.C’s Politics and Prose bookstore with Salla Simukka, author of the Snow White Trilogy. See more details here. On August 20th Itäranta will also be taking questions from Goodreads readers along with other authors included in The New Voices in Fiction Sampler: Summer Selection, published earlier this year by HarperCollins. See here for information.
Since its publication this summer in the U.S and UK by Harper Voyager, Memory of Water has received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, and a rave from The Washington Post. Most recently the book has been praised by science fiction publications Strange Horizons and Tor.com:
“Melancholy and yet hopeful; beautiful and yet honest about the reality of ugliness; Memory of Water is a carefully crafted, finely observed, and ultimately deeply moving novel.” – Strange Horizons science fiction publication
“Memory of Water is a lyrical and emotionally scarring novel of life in the indeterminate post-climate change future…Itäranta’s writing is almost a song, working like a melody that sticks in your head more than a series of words that flow by.” – Tor.com science fiction publication
Itäranta is currently writing her second novel, City of Woven Streets (Teos 2015), of which an English sample is now available.
MEMORY OF WATER
RIGHTS SOLD IN 17 LANGUAGES!
Original publisher: FINLAND, Teos
WORLD ENGLISH, HarperCollins (2-book deal)
ARABIC, Dar Al Muna
BRAZIL, Record (2-book-deal)
CZECH, Albatros Media/Plus
FRANCE, Place des Editeurs (2-book deal)
GERMANY, DTV/Reihe Hanser
HUNGARY, Metropolis Media (2-book deal)
JAPAN, Nishimura Shoten (2-book deal)
KOREA, The Book in My Life
NORWAY, Gresvik Forlag
SPAIN, Ediciones B.
TURKEY, Dogan Egmont
CITY OF WOVEN STREETS
WORLD ENGLISH: HarperCollins
FRANCE, Place des Editeurs
HUNGARY: Metropolis Media
JAPAN: Nishimura Shoten
Young Aleksis Kivi Prize 2013
Kalevi Jäntti Literary Prize 2012
Teos Fantasy and Sci-Fi Literary Contest 2011
Nominated for the Tähtivaeltaja science fiction award 2013
Memory of Water
City of Woven Streets