French (Canadian) rights to Maresi sold to Editions de la Bagnole!

Maresi_reviews_SwedenWe are proud to announce that Editions de la Bagnole, a division of Groupe Livres Quebecor Media in Canada, has acquired North American French rights to Maresi, Part I in the Red Abbey Chronicles by Maria Turtschaninoff, for publication in 2016.

Set in a historically inspired fantasy world, the three-part Red Abbey Chronicles tell the story of a community of women who provide a refuge for girls who have suffered hardships in their own communities. In Part I, main character Maresi prefers to spend her time in the world of books – until she has to step up to protect a new Red Abbey arrival escaping an unthinkable trauma.

Winner of the 2014 Finlandia Junior Prize, Finland’s highest literary accolade given to a children’s or YA book, Maresi has received glowing reviews from critics and international editors. This spring Maresi was also nominated for the 2015 Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize. Rights have been sold in seven languages.

Maria Turtschaninoff is currently writing Naondel, Book II in the Red Abbey Chronicles, which will publish in Finland in 2016.

Original publisher: FINLAND, Schildts & Söderströms
CANADA (French), Editions de la Bagnole/Groupe Livres Quebecor Media
DENMARK, Turbine
GERMANY, Random House/Heyne
ROMANIA, Editura Univers
SWEDEN, Berghs
WORLD ENGLISH, Pushkin Press

Reading materials: The Red Abbey Chronicles
Book I, Maresi:
Full English text
Swedish edition
Finnish edition
Book II, Naondel:
English synopsis


About author

Maria Turtschaninoff

Maria Turtschaninoff is known for crafting lyrical, historically inspired fantasy stories starring strong female protagonists. In addition to J.R.R. Tolkien, she counts Philip Pullman, Ursula K. Le Guin and C.S. Lewis among her favorite authors. She is a two-time winner of the Society of Swedish Literature Prize, winner of the Swedish YLE Literature Prize, winner of the Thank You for the Book Award, a nominee for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (2020-2024), and winner of the 2014 Finlandia Junior Prize.

Her Red Abbey Chronicles YA trilogy has been sold into 30 languages, while her first adult novel Inherited Land has been sold to 23 territories. Maria has a Master of Arts in human ecology and works full-time as a writer.


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