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, a nominee for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, and winner of the 2014 Finlandia Junior Prize. Maria has a Master of Arts in human ecology and works full-time as a writer.
2018, Young Adult (13 or 14+)
2016, Young Adult (13 or 14+)
2014, Young Adult (13 or 14+)
- 31.08.2021 AUTHORS’ AUGUST ends on a high note: watch Maria Turtschaninoff describe the ideas behind her bestselling YA Fantasy novels
- 27.01.2021 Now 17 territories for LITTLE SHOP OF NIGHTMARES series and 20 for NAONDEL!
- 05.05.2020 MARESI is now sold to 26 territories!
- 06.04.2020 Translation Grants and New Awards for our Bestselling Authors!
- 06.06.2019 Maresi Red Mantle published in the UK by Pushkin Press today!
- 05.10.2018 Monster Nanny sold to 22 languages, new reviews for our children’s highlights
- 19.12.2017 Ahlback Agency December Newsletter
- 10.11.2017 The Red Abbey Chronicles: awards, events, sales
- 02.11.2017 Maria Turtschaninoff’s Naondel sold to Latvia
- 26.09.2017 Maresi charms readers around the world
- 15.08.2017 Highlights from WorldCon 75 in Helsinki
- 09.06.2017 The Agency celebrates its 8th anniversary with 3 new deals and great reviews
- 01.06.2017 Deals round-up: monsters, goddesses, and rave reviews
- 11.05.2017 Maria Turtschaninoff awarded Finland-Swedish prize for culture
- 12.04.2017 Monster Nanny and Maresi deals follow Bologna Book Fair
- 17.03.2017 Simukka and Turtschaninoff selected for Hay Festival Aarhus 39
- 16.02.2017 World Spanish and Norwegian deals for Maresi
- 04.01.2017 Brazilian rights to Maresi sold at auction
- 15.12.2016 Naondel nominated for Topelius Prize 2017
- 09.12.2016 Dazzling reviews for Maresi and Freya, and the latest new deals