We are thrilled to announce that the Czech rights for INHERITED LAND (Arvejord) by internationally bestselling and award-winning author Maria Turtschaninoff have been acquired in auction by ARGO! The deal was closed by Sten-Erik Tammemäe at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.
ARGO is one of the major publishing houses in the Czech Republic, and their authors include Margaret Atwood, Philip Pullman, Hilary Mantel, Tana French, Robert Fulghum, Orhan Pamuk, etc.
„Maria Turtschaninoff’s INHERITED LAND is utterly charming. It is an age-old story told in a brilliant, contemporary voice. Or rather voices, one more compelling and original than the other.“
– Hana Zahradníková, editor, ARGO, Czechia
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 14 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!
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, 2022, 371 pp.
English sample and synopsis
FINLAND: Förlaget (orig. Finland-Swedish)
FINLAND: Tammi (Finnish)
CZECH REPUBLIC: ARGO
DENMARK: Alpha Forlag
FRANCE: Éditions Paulsen
NETHERLANDS: Atlas Contact
NORWAY: Bonnier Norsk Forlag
ROMANIA: Editura Univers
WORLD ALBANIAN: Shkupi Publishing House