New agent joins Elina Ahlback Literary Agency

With the arrival of the busy fall season, we’re back in the office in full force – and very happy to welcome a new member to our team!

Eleonoora Kirk, formerly a foreign rights agent at Andrew Nurnberg Associates in London, joined Elina Ahlback Literary Agency on 22nd of August as an agent based in London. She can be contacted at

In her new role, she will deal direct in the UK & Commonwealth, Dutch and Nordic territories for the agency’s Finnish authors, and as a co-agent in the Nordic territories for the agency’s American clients.

Ahlback said: “We are extremely happy to welcome Eleonoora Kirk to our wonderful team of agents. Elina Ahlback Literary Agency is a truly global agency, with offices in New York and Helsinki and now Eleonoora being based in London – we will together conquer the world with Finnish literature.“

Kirk, who was born in Helsinki but has lived in the UK for over twenty years, will be the fourth agent in the team headed by Ahlback, who founded the agency in 2009. Of her new post, Kirk said: “I couldn’t be more excited to join Elina and her team at this time when Finnish literature is beginning to capture the imaginations of readers around the world. My Finnish heritage has always been a great source of pride to me, so to be offered the opportunity to work with Elina and her fantastic roster of authors is a dream come true. I’m looking forward to helping the agency grow its business in the Anglophone territories and increase the presence of Finnish literature in translation globally.”

Elina Ahlback, CEO and Literary Agent, deals in the U.S., French, Italian, Spanish and Latin American territories, as well as selling film and TV rights. Contact her at

Lotta Dufva is an agent based in Helsinki, selling rights in to the German, Eastern European and Asian markets. She’ll be representing the agency at Gothenburg, Frankfurt (alongside Ahlback and Kirk) and Sharjah book fairs this fall. She can be reached at

Silja Niemi, also an agent, handles the U.S. rights and film and TV rights. Silja’s email address is

Nicole Herbst, our rights assistant, is responsible for administrational tasks and royalties at the Helsinki office. Nicole answers her emails at twice a week.

Read more here. We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming book fairs!