Breaking news: World English rights for Maria Turtschaninoff’s INHERITED LAND sold to Pushkin Press!

We are extremely happy and proud to announce that we have today sold World English rights to INHERITED LAND by award-winning author Maria Turtschaninoff to the prestigious UK publisher Pushkin Pressbringing the number of territories to 15! The translation from original Swedish text will be by Annie Prime.
Maria Turtschaninoff’s Red Abbey Chronicles, sold in 31 territories, has also been published by Pushkin Press. Named as Independent Publisher of the Year 2022 at the British Book Awards, Pushkin Press’ authors have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, the International Booker Prize and won the Nobel Prize. Warmest Congratulations, Maria and Pushkin! The deal was negotiated by Elina Ahlbäck at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency and Abigail Koons (Park & Fine).There’s a lot of enthusiasm for INHERITED LAND at Pushkin, and they see it as a book that can reach a lot of people and win prizes too:Praise from the Editor:

“Inherited Land is a dazzlingly ambitious feat of storytelling rooted in the beauty and harshness of the natural world and spanning centuries. It is both a timely and urgent novel and a richly enjoyable read. I am thrilled to be adding it to the Pushkin Press list.”  Daniel Seton, Commissioning Editor, Pushkin Press, United Kingdom.

INHERITED LAND is an epic family saga, spanning centuries and generations, in the spirit of titles such as One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. Through the lives of people inhabiting the Nevabacka farmstead, the novel explores how successive generations have seen their connection with nature and also reveals the history of Finland as a nation.

INHERITED LAND continues its wonderful success story – the rights for the title have now been sold to 15 territories and the title was recently awarded the prestigious Swedish YLE Literature Prize for the best Finland-Swedish novel of the year!

If you want to join the rapidly growing international publishing family for INHERITED LAND, we recommend you read quickly and get in touch with us! Rights are still available in Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Japan, China, Iceland, Hungary, Slovakia, Estonia, Lithuania, Israel, Greece, Turkey…

Download the reading materials for INHERITED LAND here. 

Förlaget, 2022, 371 pp.

Swedish edition
English sample and synopsis

FINLAND: Förlaget (orig. Finland-Swedish)
FINLAND: Tammi (Finnish)
DENMARK: Alpha Forlag
FRANCE: Éditions Paulsen
GERMANY: Rowohlt
ITALY: Bompiani
NETHERLANDS: Atlas Contact
NORWAY: Bonnier Norsk Forlag
POLAND: Poznańskie
ROMANIA: Editura Univers
SWEDEN: Förlaget
WORLD ALBANIAN: Shkupi Publishing House
WORLD ENGLISH: Pushkin Press (print, e-book)

About author

Maria Turtschaninoff

Maria Turtschaninoff is known for crafting lyrical, historically inspired fantasy stories starring strong female protagonists. In addition to J.R.R. Tolkien, she counts Philip Pullman, Ursula K. Le Guin and C.S. Lewis among her favorite authors. She is a two-time winner of the Society of Swedish Literature Prize, winner of the Swedish YLE Literature Prize, winner of the Thank You for the Book Award, a nominee for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (2020-2024), and winner of the 2014 Finlandia Junior Prize.

Her Red Abbey Chronicles YA trilogy has been sold into 30 languages, while her first adult novel Inherited Land has been sold to 23 territories. Maria has a Master of Arts in human ecology and works full-time as a writer.


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