German rights of the novel Iron Sky: Renate’s Story by Johanna Sinisalo sold to Klett-Cotta!

SinisalonewsletterJune2015We are proud to announce that Klett-Cotta has acquired German rights to Johanna Sinisalo’s forthcoming book inspired by the 2012 cult film Iron Sky, produced in collaboration with Iron Sky Universe. The tongue-in-cheek action film, which follows a group of Nazis who attack the earth many decades after escaping to the moon in 1945, was based on a story by Sinisalo. A sequel entitled The Coming Race recently finished an ambitious crowdfunding campaign via IndieGoGo, and is currently in pre-production.

Klett-Cotta published Sinisalo’s latest novel, The Core of the Sun (Teos 2013), in fall 2014.

Renate’s Story, based on the original Iron Sky story, focuses on the character of Renate Richter as she learns to navigate the unfamiliar environment of Planet Earth. To the delight of Iron Sky fans, the narrative of the novel includes new characters and expands on many elements of the story not seen in the film, including what Renate’s childhood was like.

Please contact the Agency for rights in your territory!

Advance praise:

“Johanna Sinisalo’s playful handling of ancient or modern mythology, sci-fi fantasy and what we call reality has made her an absolutely unique and remarkable literary voice. I am sure that Renate’s Story,  the novelization of the hilarious movie Iron Sky, is going to be a crazy, funny and brilliant piece of literature.”
– Tom Kraushaar, publisher, Klett-Cotta

Sinisalo has an active international fan base, and has been widely praised for her wildly imaginative, sharp and darkly humorous storytelling. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the Finlandia Prize in 2000.

Recently The Blood of Angels (Teos 2011), published in the U.S and UK by Peter Owen in fall of 2014, received starred reviews from Library Journal and Booklist, as well as praise from Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly. Sinisalo  has also been selected as guest of honour for Eurocon 2016, a notable European science fiction convention held in Barcelona, Spain. The Core of the Sun is slated for publication in the U.S by Grove Atlantic in early 2016.

RIGHTS SOLD: THE BLOOD OF ANGELS
Original publisher:
FINLAND, Teos
WORLD ENGLISH, Peter Owen
FRANCE, Actes Sud
POLAND, Foksal

RIGHTS SOLD: THE CORE OF THE SUN
Original publisher:
FINLAND, Teos
CZECH REPUBLIC, Euromedia
FRANCE, Actes Sud
GERMANY, Klett-Cotta
WORLD ENGLISH, Grove Atlantic

RIGHTS SOLD: BIRDBRAIN
Original publisher: FINLAND, Teos
FRANCE, Actes Sud
NORWAY, Vega
UK, Peter Owen

RIGHTS SOLD: NOT BEFORE SUNDOWN (TROLL – A LOVE STORY)
Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi
ALBANIA, Dituria
BRAZIL, Devir
BULGARIA, Perseus
CZECH REPUBLIC, One Woman Press
FRANCE, Actes Sud
GERMANY, Tropen
JAPAN, Sunmark
LATVIA, Atena
LITHUANIA, Vaga
POLAND, Terytoria
RUSSIA, Amphora
SLOVENIA, Modrijan
SPAIN, Poliedro
SWEDEN, Wahlstrom & Widstrand
UK, Peter Owen
U.S, Grove Atlantic

PRIZES
Finlandia Prize 2000 (Not Before Sundown/Troll – A Love Story)
James Tiptree, Jr. Award 2004 (Not Before Sundown/Troll – A Love Story)
Nominated for the Nebula Awards 2008 (Baby Doll)
P. E. Svinhufvud Award 2011 (The Blood of Angels)
The Young Aleksis Kivi Prize 2009, 2012 (Birdbrain, The Blood of Angels)
Nominated for the Prix Escapades 2012 (Birdbrain)
Nominated for the Tähtivaeltaja (“Star Traveller”) award 2014

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Johanna Sinisalo


Johanna Sinisalo (b. 1958) is a Finlandia-Prize winning superstar of Finnish speculative fiction. In addition to her eight novels, she has also written short fiction and film and television screenplays. Her works have been translated into twenty languages. 

Sinisalo has won several literary prizes also abroad, such as the 2004 James Tiptree, Jr. Award and the 2017 Prometheus Award, and was nominated for the Nebula Award in 2008, the Prix Escapades in 2012, and the Grand Prix de L’Imaginaire in 2017.


Bibliography


Johanna Sinisalo

The Storm Flute

2021, Fantasy & Science Fiction


Johanna Sinisalo

Strangers Inside

2020, Fantasy & Science Fiction


Johanna Sinisalo

IRON SKY: RENATE'S STORY

2018, Fantasy & Science Fiction


Johanna Sinisalo

The Core of The Sun

2013, Fantasy & Science Fiction


Johanna Sinisalo

Blood of Angels

2011, Fantasy & Science Fiction


Johanna Sinisalo

The Möbius Twist

2010, Middle Grade (8-12 Years)


Johanna Sinisalo

Birdbrain

2008, Fantasy & Science Fiction


Johanna Sinisalo

Troll, AKA Not Before Sundown

2000, Fantasy & Science Fiction

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