We are proud to announce that Memory of Water (Teos 2012), Emmi Itäranta’s acclaimed speculative fiction debut, has been shortlisted for the Golden Tentacle award, a category of the Kitschies that recognizes the year’s best debut. Established in the UK, the Kitschies celebrate ”the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining works that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic.” This year’s nominees were selected from 198 submissions, and winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on March 4th.
Earlier this year Itäranta’s novel was nominated for the prestigious Philip K. Dick award, presented annually to distinguished science fiction published in paperback original form in the U.S. The winner will be announced on April 3rd. Memory of Water has received rave reviews from publications including Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, The Guardian and The Washington Post.
Rights to Memory of Water have been sold in 18 languages. This month HarperCollins in the UK published a paperback edition with a new cover, while Dogan Egmont launched the Turkish edition. Galera/Record will publish the Brazilian edition in April.
Itäranta’s independent follow-up, City of Woven Streets, will be completed this year, and published in the U.S and UK in 2016. Contact the Agency for a reading sample!
RIGHTS SOLD: MEMORY OF WATER
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)
GEORGIA, Palitra L Publishing
GERMANY, DTV/Reihe Hanser
HUNGARY, Metropolis Media (2-book deal)
ITALY, Sperling & Kupfer
JAPAN, Nishimura Shoten (2-book deal)
KOREA, The Book in My Life
NORWAY, Gresvik Forlag
SPAIN, Ediciones B.
TURKEY, Dogan Egmont
RIGHTS SOLD: CITY OF WOVEN STREETS
WORLD ENGLISH: HarperCollins
FRANCE, Place des Editeurs
HUNGARY: Metropolis Media
JAPAN: Nishimura Shoten
Memory of Water
City of Woven Streets