We are thrilled to announce that the Bulgarian rights for INHERITED LAND (Arvejord) by internationally bestselling and award-winning author Maria Turtschaninoff have been acquired by Izida! The deal was closed by Sten-Erik Tammemäe at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.
Izida is a Bulgarian publishing house whose list features classics, crime and thriller novels, popular science and children’s literature. Izida is also the Bulgarian publisher of Maria Turtschaninoff’s YA trilogy RED ABBEY CHRONICLES. Their authors include Jørgen Brekke, Don Juan Manuel, Torkil Damhaug, Jan Balabán, Lena Frölander-Ulf, Maria Parr, etc.
The international success story of INHERITED LAND continues, as the rights for the title have now been sold to 20 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 Greece, Spain, Japan, China, Portugal, Latvia, Iceland, Slovakia, Lithuania, Turkey…
Inherited Land is an episodic work of literary fiction depicting human relationships with nature across generations, following in the tradition of family sagas like One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez.
The roots of man and forest are intertwined in the depths of the earth.
- Winner of the Svenska YLE Literature Prize!
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.
The book is beautiful like a piece of jewelry and rich like a forest.
– Freja Rudels, Åbo Underrättelser newspaper
Förlaget, 2022, 371 pp.
English sample and synopsis
FINLAND: Förlaget (orig. Finland-Swedish)
FINLAND: Tammi (Finnish)
CROATIA: HENA COM
CZECH REPUBLIC: ARGO
DENMARK: Alpha Forlag
ESTONIA: Rahva Raamat
FRANCE: Éditions Paulsen
ISRAEL: Hakibbutz Hameuchad – Sifriat Poalim
NETHERLANDS: Atlas Contact
NORWAY: Bonnier Norsk Forlag
ROMANIA: Editura Univers
UNITED KINGDOM & COMMONWEALTH: Pushkin Press
UNITED STATES & CANADA: Pushkin Press
WORLD ALBANIAN: Shkupi Publishing House