My Friend Natalia sold to 3 new countries in one week

We couldn’t be more thrilled to share this fabulous news: within only one week we have sold Laura Lindstedt’s My Friend Natalia to 3 new countries: SwedenNorway, and Estonia! The Hungarian rights were sold earlier this spring. Congratulations, Laura Lindstedt!

Congratulations, NorstedtsOktoberRahva Raamat, and Scolar!  My Friend Natalia is creating buzz around the world, and offers are expected in all major territories.

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The response from these publishers has been phenomenal:

Lindstedt’s new novel is convincing and impressive, exciting and provoking. It is fascinating how playfully easy Laura manages to narrate a female experience that is equally thought-provoking and entertaining. My Friend Natalia is a sharp and stimulating novel, written with the finger on the pulse of time by a writer with great authority.
– Signe Russwurm, Oktober, Norway

Laura has a uniquely fresh voice that has powerful things to say. It keeps on echoing long after you’ve finished the book.
– René Tendermann, Rahva Raamat, Estonia

Laura Lindstedt has a special place in my heart – and in Norstedts’ heart – and we want to follow the authorship.
– Lisa Lindberg, Norstedts, Sweden

My Friend Natalia is an exceptional, extraordinary book. It is a bold, and brave novel about a young woman’s sexuality, the power of narration, and identity.  It is literary, playful, brilliant, feministic and surprisingly funny! Definitely something worth taking a look at!

NEW DEAL INFORMATION: We are also excited to share the news that Laura Lindstedt’s previous novel Oneiron will be published in Poland in 2021 by Wydawnictwo PoznańskieRead more about Oneiron here.

Rights sold:
FINLAND: Teos (orig.)
ESTONIA: Rahva Raamat
HUNGARY: Scolar Kiado
NORWAY: Oktober
SWEDEN: Norstedts

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.


2019, Literary Fiction

My Friend Natalia

Laura Lindstedt

2015, Literary Fiction


Laura Lindstedt

2007, Literary Fiction


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