Scolar acquires Hungarian rights to Laura Lindstedt’s My Friend Natalia

Only after a week from publication, we have closed the first foreign deal for Laura Lindstedt’s fantastic new novel My Friend Natalia! Laura’s Hungarian publisher Scolar Kiadó was quick to acquire the rights to this literary gem!

“We are very excited about the new  – and for us the second – novel of Laura Lindstedt. We can hardly wait to see it on the Hungarian bookshelves!”
– Andras Kozma, Foreign Rights Manager, Scolar Kiadó, Hungary

“As all Laura’s books, My Friend Natalia is an intelligent novel that gives the reader references to feminist theory and art history, as well as contemporary discussion of auto-fiction.”
– Helsingin Sanomat newspaper 23.3.2019

”My Friend Natalia is a phenomenal book. It fits perfectly in the current genre of feminist world literature.”
– Kirsin Book Club blog  17.3.2019
My Friend Natalia is a bold, and brave novel about young woman’s sexuality, the power of narration, and identity.

Natalia starts to see a therapist to help solve the problems in her sex life. It is clear from the beginning that she is not going to play by the rules of the therapy. The weekly sessions combine art, philosophy, literature, childhood memories, and erotic experiences as a method of treatment, and slowly they make Natalia lose all her inhibitions. She starts to enjoy the therapy – maybe too much?

The book was published in Finland on March 15th, and it has received starred reviews in two major newspapers, and enthusiastic blog reviews!

My Friend Natalia is a novel about the possibilities of therapy, and a passionate speech about art”, writes literary critic Mervi Kantokorpi in the biggest daily newspaper Helsingin Sanomat.

My Friend Natalia

Rights sold:
FINLAND, Teos (orig.)

About author

Laura Lindstedt

Laura Lindstedt (b. 1976) became a critical darling with her adoption-themed debut novel Scissors (Sakset, Teos 2007), which earned her a nomination for the Finlandia Prize, the country’s most prestigious literary honour. Lindstedt’s second novel Oneiron (Teos 2015), a work of speculative fiction that takes place in the mysterious moments that follow one’s death, earned her the coveted Finlandia Prize of 2015 and was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize in 2017. Lindstedt’s success has continued with My Friend Natalia (Teos 2019) which has earned critical acclaim and has been sold to 12 territories. Together with author Sinikka Vuola, she has authored 101 tapaa tappaa aviomies (101 Ways to Kill Your Husband, Siltala 2022) which has been nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize of 2024.

She is currently completing her Ph.D. thesis on French author Nathalie Sarraute.


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My Friend Natalia

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