We are extremely happy to announce a new deal for Minna Lindgren’s SUNSET GROVE cosy crime series!
Just last week, the Hungarian publisher Kossuth acquired the first title of the series: DEATH IN SUNSET GROVE, now also the Lithuanian rights have been sold – to Obuolys, the Lithuanian publisher of Stieg Larsson, Jussi-Adler Olsen, Lars Kepler etc.
The FILM & TV RIGHTS have been sold to Aurora Studios.
The translation rights have now been sold in 12 territories, but are still available in Latvia, Russia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Netherlands, Albania, Korea, Italy, Bulgaria etc.
#1 Death in Sunset Grove
Kuolema ehtoolehdossa, Teos 2013, 305pp
Imagine the Sunset Grove retirement home – filled mostly with bored residents, with empty time filled with never-ending arts and crafts sessions, gym classes, accordion evenings and glasses of red wine.
When two 90-year-old inhabitants – Irma and Siiri – decide to take upon them an investigation of a suspicious death of the retirement home cook, all that is about to change!
#2 Escape from Sunset Grove
Ehtoolehdon pakolaiset, Teos 2014, 256pp
Sunset Grove retirement home turns into a kind of hell when it is taken over by foreign construction workers cursing fluently in Finnish. The noise is deafening, a hole appears in the wall, things disappear and residents have to use a portable toilet.
Residents Siiri, Irma and Anna-Liisa, all older than 90, decide to move into a shared apartment in the exotic neighbourhood of Hakaniemi. All three have their own habits and quirks, and life together isn’t entirely free of friction. The women also learn about the sad differences in quality with at-home assistance, and are forced to become familiar with terminal care and questions surrounding euthanasia.
#3 The End of Sunset Grove
Ehtoolehdon tuho, Teos 2015, 289pp
The final part of the trilogy marks a return to the retirement community. But the place no longer feels like home, and has turned into a state-funded, technology-driven pilot project in elderly care. The conclusion brings together characters lost along the way, and murky details are brought to light. Legal justice is also served – in unexpected ways. A natural, long-awaited death finally collects some, but still not all, of our main characters.
PS! Don’t forget about FILI grants!
Do you have a perfect Finnish literature project in mind but would need some support for the translation costs?
We are happy to let you know that FILI translation grant application period started on October 1st and ends on November 1st! The grant can cover up to 70% of your Finnish/Finland-Swedish translation project.
Last period, over 100 projects were awarded a grant! Read more from: https://fili.fi/…/finnish-literature-into-other-languages/
Rights sold for the series:
FINLAND: Teos (orig.)
CZECH REPUBLIC: XYZ
DENMARK: Jensen & Dalgaard
GERMANY: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
SLOVAKIA: Albatros Media Slovakia s.r.o.
WORLD ENGLISH: Pan Macmillan