World Spanish and Norwegian deals for Maresi

Maresi and the Red Abbey Chronicles have been pre-empted in Spain and Norway this week! Starting this autumn with Maresi, the Red Abbey Chronicles will be published in Norwegian by Gursli Berg Forlag, followed by Naondel in spring 2018; Alfaguara/Penguin Random House will publish Maresi in 2018. The deals bring the total number of territories sold to 20, in addition to film rights, which were recently optioned to Film4.

Laia Zamarrón, editor at Alfaguara in Madrid was also full of praise for Maria and Maresi: “I find Maresi not only beautifully written, but also loved the main character and the world created around her and the monastery. I found it easily readable but also literary, and sometimes poetic. We are thrilled to be publishing Turtschaninoff in Spanish.”

Oslo-based publisher, Gunhild Gursli-Berg said, “Reading Maresi was a rare experience, I was mesmerised by the story, the feminist aspects, the strong characters and the exquisite language. I am so proud to publish The Red Abbey Chronicles in Norway.”

Click here to request reading material for The Red Abbey ChroniclesPublishers of Maresi and The Red Abbey Chronicles
Original publisher: FINLAND, Schildts & Söderströms (Book 1)
Original publisher: FINLAND, Förlaget (Books 2-3)
BELGIUM, Clavis (Books 1-2)
BRAZIL, Morro Branco (Books 1-3)
CANADA (French), Editions de la Bagnole (Book 1)
CHINESE (Simplified), Shanghai 99 (Books 1-3)
DENMARK, Turbine (Book 1)
ESTONIA, Varrak (Book 1)
FINLAND, Tammi (Books 1-2)
FRANCE, Editions Rageot (Books 1-2)
GERMANY, Random House/Heyne (Book 1)
HUNGARY, Scolar Kiado (Books 1-3)
ITALY, Atmosphere Libri (Books 1-3)
LATVIA, Petergailis (Book 1)
NETHERLANDS, Clavis (Books 1-2)
NORWAY, Gursli Berg Forlag (Books 1-3)
ROMANIA, Editura Univers (Book 1)
WORLD SPANISH, Alfaguara/PRH (Book 1)
SWEDEN, Berghs (Books 1-2)
TURKEY, Altin Kitaplar (Book 1)
UNITED KINGDOM, Pushkin Press (Books 1-3)
UNITED STATES, Abrams (Books 1-3)

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. In 2024, Maria Turtschaninoff won the Eeva Joenpelto Literary Prize (10,000 euro award) for her literary masterpiece Inherited Land.

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