INHERITED LAND by Maria Turtschaninoff nominated for European Literature Prize 2024!

We are thrilled to share that INHERITED LAND by Maria Turtschaninoff has been nominated for the European Literature Prize, which will be awarded to the best contemporary European novel published in Dutch translation. The award ceremony will take place at the beginning of November at Crossing Border in The Hague.

This year’s jury consists of writer Niña Weijers (chairman), booksellers Ronnie Terpstra (bookstore Van der Velde) and Astrid Bamberg (bookstore Hijman Ongerijmd), author and reviewer Ilse Josepha Lazaroms and Karina van Santen, the translator of last year’s winning book.

From the longlist of fourteen authors, a short list and a winner shall be chosen on June 26th and early September respectively.

Huge congratulations to Maria!

INHERITED LAND, which has already won multiple awards, 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!

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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2018, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

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2016, Young Adult (13 or 14+)


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