My Friend Natalia sold to Italy

My Friend Natalia keeps charming publishers all around the world! We are proud to announce that Elliot Edizioni has acquired the Italian rights of this magnificent, smart and fresh novel by Laura Lindstedt!

My friend Natalia confirms Laura Lindstedt as one of the most surprising contemporary writers. Lindstedt possesses the great ability to construct complex plots which feel familiar to the reader, who can happily abandon themself to the flow of a narrative based on solid and deep foundations. Also in this novel, the author skillfully mixes the high and the low, the psychoanalysis and the pop culture, the daily and the transcendent, the archetypes of the feminine and the most feral sex. Nobody amazes me as strongly as she does.”

– Loretta Santini, Elliot Edizioni, Italy


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Rights sold:
FINLAND: Teos (orig.)
ESTONIA: Rahva Raamat
HUNGARY: Scolar Kiado
ITALY: Elliot Edizioni
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


Laura Lindstedt