We are thrilled to announce that Atlas Contact from the Netherlands acquired the Dutch rights for MEMORY OF WATER by Emmi Itäranta. The deal was closed by Anna Kappauf at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.
MEMORY OF WATER has now been sold in over 25 territories, including World English by HarperCollins and has recently been turned into a movie.
Rights are available in Poland, Romania, Germany, Greece, Portugal etc!
Emmi Itäranta’s new Dutch publisher loves MEMORY OF WATER:
“For almost ten years this novel has felt like a separate universe that I could occasionally (sometimes frequently depending on the season and temperature) step into – and rereading it has only confirmed the strength of Emmi’s vision. I am also struck yet again, now having teenage daughters myself, at how vulnerable yet fierce Noria is, how utterly whole and believable as a character. Rereading this reminded me of how it felt to read haunting classics like THE HANDMAID’S TAIL and STATION ELEVEN for the first time. Add to this the fact that my younger colleagues could not put this down over the weekend, and I simply have to offer for Dutch rights, and publish this in 2023.” – Jessica Nash, Publisher, Atlas Contact, Netherlands
Congratulations to Emmi Itäranta!
Orig. publication: Teemestarin kirja (Memory of Water), Teos, November 2012, 266 pp.
Rights sold Memory of Water:
FINLAND: Teos (orig.)
ARABIC: Dar Al Muna
CHINA: Sichuan People’s Publishing House
CZECH REPUBLIC: Albatros Media/Plus
FRANCE: Place des Editeurs
GEORGIA: Palitra L Publishing
HUNGARY: Metropolis Media
ITALY: Piemme/ Sperling & Kupfer
JAPAN: Nishimura Shoten
KOREA: The Book in My Life
LATVIA: Janis Roze
LITHUANIA: Nieko Rimto
NETHERLANDS: Atlas Contact
NORWAY: Gresvik Forlag
RUSSIA: Text Publishers
SPAIN: Ediciones B.
TURKEY: Dogan Egmont
WORLD ENGLISH: HarperCollins/HarperVoyager
FILM & TV RIGHTS: Bufo
Reading materials: English edition