3 pre-empts for Jessikka Aro’s PUTIN’S WORLD WAR!

We are thrilled to announce 3 pre-empts for Jessikka Aro’s upcoming title, PUTIN’S WORLD WAR: Russia’s Covert Operations to Destroy the West! The German publisher Goldmann acquired the German rights in a deal closed by Anna Kappauf at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency, Corvina Books bought the Hungarian rights and N media acquired the Czech rights! The Czech and Hungarian deals were closed by Sten-Erik Tammemäe at Elina Ahlbäck Agency. In Finland, Johnny Kniga will publish Putin’s World War in Spring 2024.

PUTIN’S WORLD WAR is a highly topical book featuring horrifying true stories about the secret operations of Putin’s intelligence services. Jessikka Aro is the winner of the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Courage of Journalism Award and her previous book, Putin’s Trolls,  was sold to 16 territories and will be turned into a TV series!

This is one of our non-fiction highlights for Frankfurt bookfair – now is the time to acquire the rights ahead of everyone else!

Download the English materials for PUTIN’S WORLD WAR here!

Putinin maailmansota – Venäjän salaiset operaatiot Lännen tuhoamiseksi
Johnny Kniga, Spring 2024

Rights sold:
FINLAND: Johnny Kniga (orig.)
CZECH: N media a.s.
GERMANY: Goldmann
HUNGARY: Corvina Books

Reading materials:
Info sheet



About author

Jessikka Aro

Jessikka Aro is an award-winning reporter with Yle, the Finnish Broadcasting Company, specializing in Russia, extremism and information warfare. In 2014 and 2015, she published a series of articles on pro-Kremlin social media trolls and their influence outside of Russia’s borders. Due to her investigations, Jessikka became the target of a severe and still ongoing international propaganda and hate speech campaign, which she recounts in Putin’s Trolls.

In 2019, the US State Department awarded Jessikka the International Women of Courage Award, but the award was mysteriously rescinded by the Trump administration, allegedly due to her social media criticism of then President Trump. On December 1, 2020, Jessikka Aro received the International Women’s Media Foundation Courage in Journalism Award, presented in partnership with the Washington Post and hosted by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. Jessikka was recognized for her award-winning investigative reporting of Russian information warfare. Jessikka lives in Helsinki, Finland.


2019, General Nonfiction, Narrative Nonfiction, History & Politics

Putin's Trolls

Jessikka Aro