INHERITED LAND by Maria Turtschaninoff sold to Turkey! Now 22 territories!

We are happy to announce that the Turkish rights for INHERITED LAND (Arvejord) by internationally bestselling and award-winning author Maria Turtschaninoff have been acquired by Timas Yayinlari! The deal was closed by Elsa Lindström at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.

Timas has a history of over forty years, focusing on innovative and valuable writing in all genres. They are also the publishers of e.g. Olga Tokarczuk, Jokha Alharthi, Young-ha Kim, Alex Schulman, and Yan Ge. Of INHERITED LAND, they said:

“To be able to tell such a big story (we’re talking about centuries) so well in fragments is an amazing achievement. It is enough to tip our hats to Maria Turtschaninoff for being referred to ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE with her first adult title, and not only that, but that the novel has been recognized by the best publishers in their countries in such a short time. Also the INHERITED LAND has the sister elements with PRIMEVAL AND OTHER TIMES by Olga Tokarczuk, which makes it irresistible to fell into. What a marvelous gem!”
– Ayse Tuba Ayman, editor-in-chief, Timas Yayinlari

INHERITED LAND continues topping the bestseller lists in Finland: Currently the paperback edition is #1 at the Academic Bookstore and the hardback edition #10! The title has now sold to 22 languages, but rights are still available in Spain, Greece, Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Iceland, Portugal…

Download the materials for INHERITED LAND here!


Inherited Land

Maria Turtschaninoff

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 2022 and and Thank You for the Book Award 2023!

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, August 2022, 371 pp.

Rights sold:
FINLAND: Förlaget (orig. Finland-Swedish)
FINLAND: Tammi (Finnish)
DENMARK: Alpha Forlag
ESTONIA: Rahva Raamat
FRANCE: Éditions Paulsen
GERMANY: Rowohlt
HUNGARY: L’Harmattan
ISRAEL: Hakibbutz Hameuchad – Sifriat Poalim
ITALY: Bompiani
NETHERLANDS: Atlas Contact
NORWAY: Bonnier Norsk Forlag
POLAND: Poznańskie
ROMANIA: Editura Univers
SWEDEN: Förlaget
TURKEY: Timas Yayinlari
UKRAINE: Old Lion Publishing House
WORLD ALBANIAN: Shkupi Publishing House

Reading materials:
Swedish edition
English manuscript

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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