This holiday season has provided plenty of cause for celebration: in November author Jussi Valtonen was awarded the Finlandia Prize, the country’s highest-profile literary award, for his novel They Know Not What They Do (Tammi 2014). The book has become a mega-bestseller, with 100,000 copies printed this fall!
Please contact the Agency for an English sample of the novel!
“They Know Not What They Do is a mind-blowing work.…it opens new doors into Finnish literature, both in terms of content and in terms of style.”
– Professor Anne Brunila in the Finlandia Prize announcement
Fantasy author Maria Turtschaninoff, meanwhile, was given the Finlandia Junior Prize, given to an outstanding children’s or YA novel, for Maresi (Schildts & Söderströms 2014), Book I in the Red Abbey Chronicles. Earlier this week World English rights to Books I-III the Red Abbey Chronicles were sold to Pushkin Press.
“I was blown away by Maresi, quite simply…I have no doubt that Maresi and The Red Abbey Chronicles as a whole will become classics of the genre.”
– Adam Freudenheim, Publisher and Managing Director, Pushkin Press/Pushkin Children’s Books
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We wish all of our friends, colleagues and publishing partners around the world a restful and enjoyable holiday season!
RIGHTS SOLD: MARESI
Original publisher: FINLAND, Schildts & Söderströms
GERMANY, Random House/Heyne
ROMANIA, Editura Univers
WORLD ENGLISH, Pushkin Press
The Red Abbey Chronicles
Book I, Maresi:
Full English text
Book II, sequel to Maresi:
RIGHTS SOLD: THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO
Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi
They Know Not What They Do