German publisher for The Sauna Cookbook amongst this week’s deals

Many people associate the sauna with Finland, yet most will not know that it is also a place where cooking takes place. Finns have perfected the sauna ritual so that you can enjoy the sauna experience and also feed yourself, family and friends with delicious and easy recipes cooked on or in the sauna stove, as documented in The Sauna Cookbook (Tammi, 2014), which takes readers on a visual tour of a variety of saunas around Finland, accompanied by mouth-watering recipes that can also be cooked in a conventional kitchen with ease.

We are thrilled to announce btb Luchterhand have just acquired German rights to The Sauna Cookbook, for publication in 2017.  Rights have previously sold in Estonia (Pegasus).

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Praise for The Sauna Cookbook:
“I fell in love with this unpretentious cookbook that also includes interviews with steam aficionados and introduces us to their saunas.”  – Kauneus ja Terveys (‘Beauty and Health’) magazine, Finland“Fun activities for the summerhouse. Recommended!” – Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, Finland

Further deals closed this week:

Adult fiction
Her Enemy by Leena Lehtolainen – Pegasus (Estonia)
Escape from Sunset Grove and The End of Sunset Grove by Minna Lindgren – Albatros (Slovakia)
Escape from Sunset Grove by Minna Lindgren – Jensen & Dalgaard (Denmark)

Middle-grade and children’s fiction

Sisterland by Salla Simukka – Pegasus (Estonia)
The Giant Girl and Her Tiny Friend by Hannele Huovi & Kristiina Louhi – Jianxi (China)
Siri Finds a Seashell by Tiina Nopola – Turbine (Denmark)

Hannele Huovi


Hannele Huovi (born 1949) is an acclaimed Finnish author who wrote her first children’s radio play while studying for her university degree. In addition to being known as a versatile creator of children’s and juvenile literature, she also writes poetry and prose for adults.

Huovi has received several awards and nominations for her work; among these is the Topelius Prize for the best Finnish youth novel in 2002 (for The Feather Chain), a Finlandia Junior nomination in 2011 (for The Giant Girl and her Tiny Friend), and a nomination for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2004, 2006 and 2008.

During her career Hannele Huovi has collaborated with a variety of illustrators and artists, namely with Kristiina Louhi (Jättityttö ja Pirhonen) and Jukka Lemmetty (Urpo ja Turpo). Hannele Huovi is also an accomplished translator into the Finnish language, having translated more than 50 children’s books.