Breaking news! US deal for Laura Lindstedt’s MY FRIEND NATALIA!

Finlandia Prize winning author of Oneiron, Laura Lindstedt’s My Friend Natalia, has been sold in the U.S.! North American rights were acquired by Gina Iaquinta at Liveright/W.W. Norton, and the deal was brokered by Rhea Lyons at Hannigan, Salky, Getzler on behalf of Elina Ahlback Literary Agency. Congratulations! My Friend Natalia will be published in 10 territories and counting!

My Friend Natalia is also sold to De Bezige Bij (The Netherlands & Belgium), Rahva Raamat (Estonia), Scolar Kiado (Hungary), Elliot Edizioni (Italy), Oktober (Norway), Humanitas Fiction (Romania), Norstedts (Sweden), and originating from Teos (Finland).

Laura Lindstedt’s MY FRIEND NATALIA, is a thrilling exploration of gender, sexuality, and power following an ambitious therapist and a patient with a unique psychological obsession who become entangled in a complicated, explosive relationship.

Praise from the U.S. Publisher:
“I’m absolutely delighted by the chance to bring My Friend Natalia to a US audience. This is one of the most dynamic voices I’ve read in a long time; and I was blown away by the novel’s sly examination of power and sexuality. Laura Lindstedt is a true literary talent, and we’re honored to have her join our list!”
– Gina Iaquinta, Associate Editor | Liveright Publishing Corporation, W. W. Norton & Company

The Liveright fiction program champions bold literary voices, with recent publications including Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn, The World Doesn’t Require You by Rion Amilcar Scott, and Biloxi by Mary Miller. It also champions world literature; recent works in translation include The Collected Stories of Machado de Assis, Arturo’s Island by Elsa Morante, The Capital by Robert Menasse, and the forthcoming Kim Ji Young, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo.

Liveright Publishing Corporation grew out of the storied Boni & Liveright press, one of the most important publishers of the early twentieth century: Publishing some of the most celebrated American writers of the period, including William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway,  and poets such as Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, E E. Cummings, and European intellectuals such as Sigmund Freud and Bertrand Russell. In 2012, W. W. Norton & Company, re-launched the storied imprint Liveright, producing the finest literature including George Orwell Diaries and classics Faulkner, Stein, Cummings, Crane, Loos, Freud, Russell, and many more.

About the author:

Laura Lindstedt is a Finlandia-winner and one of the most celebrated young Finnish authors of recent years: her novels verge on the postmodern and experiment with form and language in an accessible style. The Finlandia winning novel ONEIRON has been sold in 14 territories, and over 50,000 copies sold in Finland. Her works have been translated in 18 languages so far. Laura Lindstedt is currently revising her PhD on French author Nathalie Sarraute and touring the world to promote her works.

Rights sold:

Teos (orig.)
De Bezige Bij
Rahva Raamat
Scolar Kiado
Elliot Edizioni
De Bezige Bij
Humanitas Fiction
W. W. Norton/Liveright

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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