Emmi Itäranta is one of the most internationally successful contemporary Finnish authors: Philip K. Dick Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee, James Tiptree Jr. Honoree, and author of MEMORY OF WATER, which sold now in 22 languages.
Her latest Fantasy/Sci-Fi title MOONDAY LETTERS was published last Fall to amazing reviews and won the Tähtivaeltaja Award for the Best Finnish Science Fiction Book 2020!
Now we are really happy to announce deals for both of those amazing titles!
THE MOONDAY LETTERS, which just had World English rights sold to Titan Books, World English Audio to Recorded books and Hungarian rights to Metropolis, has now been acquired by Kniha Zlin (imprint of Albatros Media) in Czech Republic. Now the book will be published in 4 languages!
Emmi Itäranta is an outstanding voice of the contemporary Finnish literature. Her new book MOONDAY LETTERS seems to be a work of genre, but it is much more than a sci-fi or cli-fi novel as it deals with both everlasting and burning up-to-date themes in a unique poetic frame and language. I am thrilled that we can present it to Czech readers in cooperation with the experienced translator Michal Švec.
– Jitka Hanušová, Kniha Zlin, Albatros Media, Czech Republic
MEMORY OF WATER found its 22nd publisher from Croatia – the new addition to the family is VBZ!
The rights have been sold to 22 countries, but are still available in Poland, Romania, Netherlands, Albania, Slovakia, Greece, Serbia, Portugal etc.
That is not all! A film based on MEMORY OF WATER is coming out in 2022! See more info here.
THE MOONDAY LETTERS
by Emmi Itäranta
A space-age love story that blends fantasy, cli-fi, and suspense, and follows a healer whose search for her elusive partner leads to a mysterious journey through time, space, science, and myth in which Earth’s future hangs in the balance.
The Moonday Letters is a beautifully crafted and hauntingly written mystery that successfully combines many elements of science-fiction, and I’m delighted to have it on Titan’s list!
– Cat Camacho, Senior Editor, Titan Books, UK
When I started reading The Moonday Letters, I was transported very quickly into the world Emmi had created, and was tantalized by the mystery – and relationships – I was discovering. The Recorded Books team and I are very happy to bring it to audio listeners everywhere.
– Catherine Wallach, Senior Acquisitions Editor, Recorded Books, USA
THE MEMORY OF WATER
by Emmi Itäranta
Memory of Water is a story of growing up, of the power of friendship – and, above all, of undying hope in a wrecked world.
Emmi Itäranta‘s debut novel Memory of Water (Teemestarin kirja) won the Teos Fantasy and Sci-fi Literary Contest in 2011 and earned her the Kalevi Jäntti Literary Prize for young authors, worth 16.000 euros, in December 2012. She also received the Young Aleksis Kivi Prize in 2013.
The story is set in a drought-ravaged, war-ridden future world where fresh water has become the privilege of a few and tea masters have been keepers of natural springs for centuries, Memory of Water tells the story of seventeen-year-old Noria, set to become the next tea master in her village. When her father dies, she finds herself alone with the dangerous responsibility of guarding a hidden spring that can save lives – or provoke people to kill.
As war spreads into her homeland, Noria’s loyalties are torn between keeping her duty and helping her dearest friend Sanja, whose family can barely survive on their water rations. Together the girls unearth knowledge about the past that has remained buried too long and begin to plan a journey to the Lost Lands, forbidden areas that might hold unexplored water resources.
Yet the web of the military is closing in on Noria’s secret. Sanja disappears mysteriously, and Noria is placed under house arrest. Knowing her own life is in danger, Noria must face a choice in order to secure the hidden information for others.
Kuunpäivän kirjeet, Teos, September 2020, 300 pp.
FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)
CZECH REPUBLIC: Albatros/Kniha Zlin
WORLD ENGLISH: Titan Books
WORLD ENGLISH (audio): Recorded Books
Teemestarin kirja, Teos, September 2012, 266 pp.
FINLAND: Teos (orig.)
ARABIC: Dar al Muna
BRAZIL: Editora Record Ltda
BULGARIA: Perseus Publishing House
CHINA: Sichuan People’s Publishing House Co., Ltd.
CZECH REPUBLIC: Albatros Media a.s./ Plus Publishers
ESTONIA: Koolibri Publishers
FRANCE: Presses de la Cite
GEORGIA: Palitra L Publishing
GERMANY: Reihe Hanser
HUNGARY: Metropolis Media Group Kft.
ITALY: Sperling & Kupfer
LATVIA: Jana Rozes Apgads
NORWAY: Gresvik Forlag AS
SPAIN: Ediciones B
WORLD ENGLISH: HarperVoyager