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)

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, a nominee for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, and winner of the 2014 Finlandia Junior Prize. Maria has a Master of Arts in human ecology and works full-time as a writer.


Maria Turtschaninoff

Maresi: Red Mantle

2018, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

Maria Turtschaninoff


2016, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

Maria Turtschaninoff


2014, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

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