German pre-empt for Maria Pettersson’s EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN OF HISTORY!

We are really happy to announce that German rights for Maria Pettersson’s EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN OF HISTORY have now been pre-empted by Droemer Knaur! The deal was closed by Toomas Aasmäe at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.

Droemer Knaur is a Munich-based publishing house that was founded in 1846 and is one of the most prestigious publishing houses in Germany.

Melinda Gates, Helmut Kohl, Alexei Navalny, James Comey, Jim Carrey, Matt Haig, Peter Jackson are only a few of their recent non-fiction authors and they are really happy to add Maria Petterson to that list!


From the very first moment on, I was fascinated by the extraordinary women who broke the rules of their time. Girls and women will find numerous inspiring role models – female empowerment at its best. Droemer Knaur is thrilled to be the German publisher!
–              Alexandra Eckl, editor, Droemer Knaur, Germany

This book about hundred forgotten rebel women throughout History has now sold close to 40 000 copies in Finland and soon will be published in 4 countries!

Rights are still available in Spain, USA, Portugal, Russia, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Lithuania, Czechia, Poland,etc.

Download English materials by clicking here


Memories & Biographies, History & PoliticsExtraordinary Women of History introduces over a hundred exceptional women from different periods of history and from all corners of the world. It is a veritable treasury of captivating stories and unsung ballads about the exciting women in history. Outrageous, amazing, terrible, heroic, thrilling and above all extraordinary; their life stories make the reader gasp and ask: “Why haven’t I heard of them before?”
Rights sold: FINLAND: Atena (orig), ESTONIA: Äripäev, GERMANY: Droemer Knaur, HUNGARY: Corvina

About author

Maria Pettersson

As a child, Maria Pettersson’s dream job was to be an international adventurer. Instead, she became an award-winning journalist, the editor-in-chief of several magazines and a serious history geek. She has worked for the biggest newspapers, radio stations and TV channels in Finland. She has travelled in over 70 countries, got married in Vegas and spent her honeymoon in North Korea. Her hobbies include games and roleplaying, observing big machines, studying small Slavic languages and visiting dead dictators. She currently lives in Helsinki, Finland.


2020, Memories & Biographies, History & Politics

Extraordinary Women of History: Pirates, Psychics, Priestesses and Princess Spies

Maria Pettersson