Lithuanian rights sold for Laura Lindstedt’s MY FRIEND NATALIA!

Laura Lindstedt’s MY FRIEND NATALIA Lithuanian rights were acquired by BALTO. now this marvelous title will be published in 13 territories!

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by Laura Lindstedt

A playful, brilliant, feministic and surprisingly funny novel by Finlandia-prize winner!

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 novel takes a deconstructive approach to the self-help narratives of our time and drives the tools of autofiction into a dead end, asking what is concealed, when everything is revealed.


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Rights sold for

FINLAND: Teos (orig.)

BELGIUM: De Bezige Bij
ESTONIA: Rahva Raamat
FRANCE: Gallimard
HUNGARY: Scolar Kiado
ITALY: Elliot Edizioni
De Bezige Bij
NORWAY: Oktober
Humanitas Fiction
SWEDEN: Norstedts
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


Laura Lindstedt