We are delighted to share the news that award-winning author Emmi Itäranta’s latest novel THE MOONDAY LETTERS, published in English by Titan Books UK, has been longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award of 2024!
Awarded since 1996, the Dublin Literary Award is one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the world and is given annually to a work of fiction either written in English or translated into English. Books are nominated for the award by public libraries around the world, and the winner is announced during the International Literature Festival Dublin in May.
“This Finnish scifi novel tells an impressive story about the future after environmental crisis. The structure of the book is interesting, and the beautiful, individual language shows Itäranta’s true talent as a writer. The novel challenges reader to think about our future on new perspective and evokes consciousness about environmental issues.”
– Kuhmo library, Finland (nominating library)
THE MOONDAY LETTERS, which has previously been longlisted for the British Science Fiction Association Awards 2023, has been sold to 5 territories!
Rights are available in, e.g., Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Japan, Korea, etc.!
The Moonday Letters
A scifi mystery and a love story that bends space, time, myth and science.
Lumi is an Earth-born healer whose Mars-born spouse Sol disappears unexpectedly on a work trip. As Lumi begins her quest to find Sol, she delves gradually deeper into Sol’s secrets – and her own.
While recalling her own path to becoming a healer under the guidance of her mysterious teacher Vivian, she discovers an underground environmental group called Stoneturners, which may have something to do with Sol’s disappearance. Lumi’s search takes her from the wealthy colonies of Mars to Earth that has been left a shadow of its former self due to vast environmental destruction. Gradually, she begins to understand that Sol’s fate may have been connected to her own for much longer than she thought.
Part space-age epistolary, part eco-thriller, The Moonday Letters is also a love story between two individuals from very different worlds. The Moonday Letters has elements of clifi, elements of suspense, and feels Golden Age-y in its imagination of how space has been colonized in the wake of Earth’s transformation.
THE MOONDAY LETTERS
Teos, 2020, 300 pp.
FINLAND: Teos (orig.)
CZECHIA: Albatros Media
HUNGARY: Metropolis Media Group
WORLD ENGLISH (print, e-book): Titan Books
WORLD ENGLISH (audio): Recorded Books