Max Seeck’s Debut Thriller of the Year Award-winning nail-biter, The Angels of Hammurabi has been acquired by Forlagid, Iceland’s largest publisher, for a winter/spring 2018 publication.
Forlagid editor, Stella Soffía Jóhannesdóttir was delighted with the acquisition, to be published alongside the likes of Lee Child, Jo Nesbø and Pierre Lemaitre:
“The Angels of Hammurabi is a highly original and thrilling read, it‘s fast paced and impossible to put down. It‘s an action thriller which truly stands out.”
The German edition of The Angels of Hammurabi will be published by Blanvalet in January 2018 as ‘Der gesetzlose Richter’ (The Lawless Judge) – their cover treatment can be seen above right.
Mephisto’s Touch, the standalone sequel to The Angels of Hammurabi, will be published in Finland this August by Tammi.
Meanwhile, in Italy, Leena Parkkinen’s novel, The Decent Ingredient (Teos, 2016) sold to indie publisher Sovera’s newly-launched imprint, Aspasia, which will be publishing undiscovered voices in European literature with a bias towards female voices.
“Among our different voices of European countries we love Finland to be represented by The Decent Ingredient because the voice of Leena Parkkinen is particularly inspiring. Her story full of events and nuances is going to impress our Italian readers.” – Chiara Macconi, Sovera Edizioni
The Decent Ingredient, a Cold War domestic drama set in Helsinki in 1956, features forbidden love and dangerous secrets. And food, which reflects life, love, class, sexuality and politics throughout this richly-detailed novel. Parkkinen’s award-winning works have been translated into seven languages to date.
Publishers of The Angels of Hammurabi:
FINLAND, Tammi (Original publisher)
Publishers of The Decent Ingredient:
FINLAND, Teos (Original publisher)
ITALY, Sovera Edizioni/Aspasia