INHERITED LAND by Maria Turtschaninoff sold to Israel! Now 17 territories!

We are thrilled to announce that the Hebrew rights for INHERITED LAND (Arvejord) by internationally bestselling and award-winning author Maria Turtschaninoff have been pre-empted by Hakibbutz Hameuchad – Sifriat Poalim publishing house in Israel! The deal was closed by Elsa Lindström at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.

Hakibbutz Hameuchad – Sifriat Poalim is a well-established Israeli publishing house, founded in 1939. Their authors include Ali Smith, Joyce Carol Oates, Elena Ferrante, John Barth, etc.

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.

Maria Turtschaninoff’s superb novel language, it develops throughout the story and draws its character from the respective centuries. INHERITED LAND is a winding and wonderful epic story about the earth we inherited. (…) The whole world is now queuing up to acquire the translation rights for INHERITED LAND into their own language. I think a lot of people want to read a story about man and his place on earth.
– Lena Kjersén Edman, Västerbottens-Kuriren

INHERITED LAND continues its worldwide success with the rights for the title now sold to 17 territories!

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, Greece, Turkey…
Download the materials for INHERITED LAND here!

Inherited Land

Maria Turtschaninoff

The roots of man and forest are intertwined in the depths of the earth.

Inherited Land tells multiple enchanting stories about short human lives on a small farmstead in the north of Finland with its golden cloudberries and the mythical woodland animals. The hub of the narrative is a marsh close to the farmstead, and nature is the constant while humans are like dragonflies: here one day, gone the next. Across four centuries, the people face wars, epidemics, and heartbreaks, but from the woods they find shelter and a place to be themselves

Inherited Land is a novel about the climate crisis without ever mentioning it by name. Instead, the novel explores what people have thought about their environment, how they have used it and why. The novel is a reminder of where we have come from, and what a relationship between humans and nature could look like in the future.

Förlaget, August 2022, 371 pp.

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Förlaget (orig. Finland-Swedish),
FINLAND: Tammi (Finnish),
CROATIA: Hena Com,
DENMARK: Alpha Forlag,
FRANCE: Éditions Paulsen,
GERMANY: Rowohlt,
ITALY: Bompiani,
ISRAEL: Hakibbutz Hameuchad – Sifriat Poalim
NETHERLANDS: Atlas Contact,
NORWAY: Bonnier Norsk Forlag,
POLAND: Poznańskie,
ROMANIA: Editura Univers,
SWEDEN: Förlaget,
WORLD ALBANIAN: Shkupi Publishing House,
WORLD ENGLISH: Pushkin Press

Reading materials: Swedish edition, English sample and synopsis

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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