Congratulations, Maria Turtschaninoff! Celebrating Finnish literature in Paris!

We wish to thank FILI and Ambassade de Finlande, Paris for a brilliant event in Paris on Thursday 14 December celebrating and promoting contemporary Finnish literature. Award-winning authors Maria Turtschaninoff, Marisha Rasi-Koskinen and Pajtim Statovci presented their excellent French editions of their works to French journalists, librarians, booksellers and other publishing professionals – interviewed by brilliant, award-winning translator Claire Saint-Germain.

Ahlback Agency’s special thanks go to editrice extraordinare Aurélie Charron and Editions Paulsen for an amazingly beautiful French edition of Maria Turtschaninoff’s Inherited Land: ’Nevabacka’ due for publication on January 18 2024, read more here:  NEVABACKA Editions Paulsen. Nevabacka is translated by excellent Johanna Kuningas and Marina Heide. What a Happy Happy Day!

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.


2024, Middle Grade (8-12 Years)

The Manticore

Maria Turtschaninoff

2022, Literary Fiction

Inherited Land

Maria Turtschaninoff

2018, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

Maresi: Red Mantle

Maria Turtschaninoff

2016, Young Adult (13 or 14+)


Maria Turtschaninoff

2014, Young Adult (13 or 14+)


Maria Turtschaninoff