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!
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.
FINLAND: Förlaget (orig. Finland-Swedish),
FINLAND: Tammi (Finnish),
CROATIA: Hena Com,
CZECH REPUBLIC: Argo,
DENMARK: Alpha Forlag,
FRANCE: Éditions Paulsen,
ISRAEL: Hakibbutz Hameuchad – Sifriat Poalim
NETHERLANDS: Atlas Contact,
NORWAY: Bonnier Norsk Forlag,
ROMANIA: Editura Univers,
WORLD ALBANIAN: Shkupi Publishing House,
WORLD ENGLISH: Pushkin Press
Reading materials: Swedish edition, English sample and synopsis