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
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)
DENMARK , Turbine (Book 1)
ESTONIA, Varrak (Book 1)
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)
TURKEY, Altin Kitaplar (Book 1)
UNITED KINGDOM, Pushkin Press
UNITED STATES, Abrams
FILM RIGHTS, Film4