Italian and Czech rights to the Finlandia winner Oneiron by Laura Lindstedt sold to Elliot Edizioni and Argo

We are thrilled to announce that Elliot Edizioni has acquired Italian rights and Argo has acquired Czech rights to the Finlandia Prize winner Oneiron by Laura Lindstedt (Teos 2015), bringing the number of territories sold to 10.  Rights were recently sold to Oktober in Norway, to Oneworld for English rights, to Gallimard in France, to Norstedts in Sweden, and to Rosinante in Denmark.


Elliot Edizioni, the renowned Italian publishing house founded in 2007 in Rome, is home to authors such as Christopher Moore, Sebastian Fitzek, Paul Torday, Donald Ray Pollock and Karen Russel. The prestigious Czech publishing house Argo specializes in translated fiction and publishes authors such as Thomas Pynchon, Michael Chabon, and Orhan Pamuk.

“Oneiron is one of the most peculiar novels of the last few years. Laura Lindstedt is a writer with a unique and surprising voice.”
– Loretta Santini, editorial director, Elliot Edizioni
“We are really excited to introduce a new fresh voice of the Scandinavian literature to Czech readers and we’re happy to provide Laura Lindstedt with a new home in the Czech context”
– Gabriela Kiszová, Foreign Rights Manager, Argo

Lindstedt’s acclaimed novel tells the story of seven women from different corners of the world who meet in a white, undefined space after death. With close to 50.000 copies sold in Finland, Oneiron was the highest-selling literary fiction title on the most recent bestseller list.


Original publisher: FINLAND, Teos
DENMARK, Rosinante
FRANCE, Gallimard
ITALY, Elliot Edizioni
LITHUANIA, Versus Aureus
NORWAY, Forlaget Oktober
SWEDEN, Norstedts

Original publisher: FINLAND, Teos
DENMARK, Turbine

Prizes, Oneiron
Finlandia Prize 2015
Toisinkoinen Prize 2015
Nominated for the Runeberg Prize 2015

Prizes, Scissors:
Nominated for the Finlandia Prize 2007
Nominated for the Helsingin Sanomat Literature Prize 2007

Reading material: Oneiron
English sample
English synopsis
Finnish edition


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About author

Laura Lindstedt

Laura Lindstedt (b. 1976) became a critical darling with her adoption-themed debut novel Scissors (Sakset, Teos 2007), which earned her a nomination for the Finlandia Prize, the country’s most prestigious literary honour. She is currently revising her Ph.D. thesis on French author Nathalie Sarraute. Lindstedt’s second novel Oneiron (Teos 2015) is a work of speculative fiction that takes place in the mysterious moments that follow one’s death. Oneiron has continued Lindstedt’s critical success, earning her the coveted 2015 Finlandia Prize. Lindstedt’s latest novel My Friend Natalia has been a critical success and the rights have been sold to 12 territories.


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