Brazilian rights to Maresi sold at auction

Happy New Year 2017!

Commencing the new year with a bang, we’re very pleased to share news that Portuguese rights in Brazil to Maria Turtschaninoff’s internationally-acclaimed fantasy novel Maresi and ‘The Red Abbey Chronicles’ have sold in a three-book deal at auction to Editora Morro Branco, in collaboration with Tassy Barham Associates.

Feature film rights to the Finnish ‘feminist fantasy’ for the YA audience were recently optioned by Film4, and this deal marks the eighteenth territory sold. Today is also publication day for Maresi in North America.

São Paulo-based Morro Branco publisher, Victor Gomes, was spellbound by Maresi’s world:

“I definitely see Maresi and the Red Abbey Chronicles as a fantastic addition to our list and one that is absolutely aligned with both our philosophy and the themes we are discussing with them. Maria Turtschaninoff very skilfully creates a world in which she utilizes fiction and elements of fantasy to discuss relevant issues of our current society, many of which should belong only to the darkest fiction works and not to the real world.” – Victor Gomes, Editora Morro Branco, Brazil

Click here to request English manuscripts of Maresi and Naondel

Rights sold to Maresi and ‘The Red Abbey Chronicles’:

Original publisher: FINLAND, Schildts & Söderströms (Book 1)
Original publisher: FINLAND, Förlaget (Books 2-3)
BRAZIL, Morro Branco (Books 1-3)
CHINA, Shanghai99
DENMARK , Turbine (Book 1)
ESTONIA, Varrak (Book 1)
FRANCE, Rageot
FRENCH CANADA, Editions de la Bagnole (Book 1)
GERMANY, Random House/Heyne (Book 1)
ITALY, Atmosphere Libri
LATVIA, Petergailis (Book 1)
ROMANIA, Univers (Book 1)
SWEDEN, Berghs
TURKEY, Altin Kitaplar (Book 1)

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.


2024, Middle Grade (8-12 Years)

The Manticore

Maria Turtschaninoff

2022, Literary Fiction

Inherited Land

Maria Turtschaninoff

2018, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

Maresi: Red Mantle

Maria Turtschaninoff

2016, Young Adult (13 or 14+)


Maria Turtschaninoff

2014, Young Adult (13 or 14+)


Maria Turtschaninoff