Polish and Albanian rights for INHERITED LAND by Maria Turtschaninoff sold!

We are thrilled to announce two new deals for INHERITED LAND (Arvejord) by internationally bestselling and award-winning author Maria Turtschaninoff!

Firstly, the Polish rights for the title have been acquired by Poznańskie in a three-way auction! 
Poznańskie is the publisher of e.g. Douglas Stuart, Bernardine Evaristo, and Elif Shafak, and INHERITED LAND will become a part of their series “Literary Works from Northern Countries”. They said:

We fell in love with [Maria Turtschaninoff’s] book [—]We find it very touching and those of us who only read English are considering learning Swedish or Finnish to be able to finish the book as soon as possible! It touches our need of belonging, of connecting to the place and people who were here before us, and also our sense of being a female and a human being in a changing world.

– Paulina Surniak, Rights Manager, Poznańskie, Poland

Secondly, the World Albanian rights for the title were sold to Shkupi Publishing House!
Shkupi Publishing House operates in North Macedonia, but publishes books and translations in Albanian and serves the readership of North Macedonia, Albania, and Kosovo.

Both deals were closed by Sten-Erik Tammemäe at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.

INHERITED LAND is the fastest-moving fiction title title in the history of the agency with the rights having now been sold to 13 territories! 

Download the materials for INHERITED LAND here!

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!


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)
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

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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