Latvian sale for THE ENCHANTMENT by Riikka Pulkkinen!

Great news! The Latvian rights for the Botnia award-nominated THE ENCHANTMENT by Riikka Pulkkinen have been acquired by Jana Rozes Apgads, one of the oldest publishers in Latvia. They are also the publishers of e.g. Paulo Coelho, Alex Schulman, and Fredrick Backman. The deal was closed by Sten-Erik Tammemäe at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.

THE ENCHANTMENT has previously sold to Scribe UK for the English rights – the right are still available in e.g. Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Estonia, The Netherlands…

Download the materials for THE ENCHANTMENT here!


The Enchantment

Riikka Pulkkinen

This shiningly beautiful novel is an autopsy of girlhood and power

Philippa Laakso, aged seventeen, is found dead in her yard at home. Nothing suggests a crime, and everyone who knew her is certain she wasn’t suicidal. On the other hand, all who knew her seem to hold a differing view of her. The investigation sees them being interviewed, but behind every view and story is Philippa’s influence. She still has the people around her in a sharp grip: her friend, ex-boyfriend, teacher, neighbors.

Riikka Pulkkinen’s anticipated novel examines the power and comfort of make-believe and the thin line between love and play. Every character in the novel sees Philippa in his or her own way, as a mirror for fantasizing, anger, aspirations, comfort, and freedom, and uses their perceived image of Philippa to their own ends.

Otava, August 2022, 383pp.

Rights sold:
FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
LATVIA: Jana Rozes Apgads

Reading materials:
English sample and synopsis, Finnish edition

About author

Riikka Pulkkinen

Riikka Pulkkinen (b. 1980) is one of the top names in Finnish literature. Her debut novel The Limit (2006) gained wide attention, was a bestseller, and was adapted into a play and a TV series in Finland. Her international breakthrough came with her second novel, True (2010), which was the one novel everyone was talking about that year at the Frankfurt book fair. The novel has been published in 17 countries to date.

Pulkkinen’s novels are characterized by the precision with which she describes the psychology of the characters, and the philosophical themes that reflect from the characters into the refined structure of the novels and culminate on the level of the plot. The main questions she explores in her novels concern power, responsibility, and justice.

Pulkkinen has an M.A. in Literary Studies from the University of Helsinki, and she lives in Helsinki with her husband and her two children. She enjoys dancing and running in the forest or by the seaside. If she weren’t a writer, she would be a psychologist or a baker.

For her works, Riikka Pulkkinen has received the Kaarle award in 2007, the Laila Hirvisaari Fund stipend in 2007, the Veijo Meri Award in 2019, and her novel True was nominated for the Finlandia Prize in 2010.


2022, Literary Fiction

The Enchantment

Riikka Pulkkinen

2010, Literary Fiction


Riikka Pulkkinen

2006, Literary Fiction

The Limit

Riikka Pulkkinen