Hebrew rights for MY ONLY HOME sold + new titles climbing bestseller lists!

We are extremely happy to share some wonderful news today: MY ONLY HOME by Hanna Brotherus has now been sold to the Israeli Hakibbutz Hameuchad – Sifriat Poalim publishing house!
They are also the publishers of eg. Elena Ferrante, Edward St Aubyn, Jon Fosse, Monika Helfer etc., and we are excited to see Hanna Brotherus in such great company!

Download the materials for MY ONLY HOME by clicking here.

The book was the #1 Finnish fiction bestseller in 2021 with more than 66.000 copies sold and with six reprints, MY ONLY HOME is also on the top lists of most listened audiobooks on both Storytel and BookBeat in 2021.

My passion is to join together different people from different backgrounds and age groups. I believe in intuition, in the power of the touch and presence.
-Hanna Brotherus.


MY ONLY HOME by Hanna Brotherus

A fearless auto-fictive novel about the frenzy for life and the acceptance of incompleteness.

When her children leave their home, the woman wants to take a deep dive into the past. She wants to understand all the lives she has lived. She wants to examine whose have been the eyes she has seen herself through, who have been the ones she has yearned to walk beside her, and to understand what she still has ahead of her. And she wants to begin anew anything that is possible.

An uncompromising journey into the truth behind the memories begins. The gates are wide open when the woman realizes that she is the most important person in her life. Her body is her only home.


We are also excited to share new praise for our new fiction titles ANNA OF HAGA MANOR and LILI FLAME INVESTIGATES, which both are climbing the bestseller lists after their publication! ANNA is in Top 4 in the biggest bookstore in Finland, while LILI is in top 20 in the biggest bookstore chain!

PRAISE FOR ANNA OF HAGA  MANOR: 

“Anna of Haga Manor is near perfection when it comes to historical fiction. It’s entertaining, features romance and feelings, and at the same time it is realistic and keeps to the historical facts. The title feeds one’s creativity and curiosity and is an impressive work.
Rosenberg’s knowledge of the French culture, typical to the period, is well-woven into the story.  [–] I’m looking forward to the next books in the Ladies of Haga Manor -series!”
– Kirsin Kirjanurkka blog

“I was thrilled to read the fabulous historical novel Anna of Haga Manor. The book is so beautiful and Riikka-Maria Rosenberg shines with her skills of a historian. [–] I bet Anna is proud of her biography.”
– Marjaana Manni on Instagram

“The one who brings history alive”
– Anna magazine of the author Riikka-Maria Rosenberg

“This is a book I couldn’t put down once I started reading. [–] An incredibly good book which sweeps the reader into the plot and makes them think about life in the old times.”
– Kirjadiggari on Instagram

Download the English materials for ANNA OF HAGA MANOR here! 


PRAISE FOR LILI FLAME INVESTIGATES: MURDER AT THE MANSION:

“The most charming one”
– Sari Toivakka in Keski-Suomalainen newspaper

Murder at the Mansion is a true cozy crime treat, and Lili Flame, together with her sidekick Riku, refreshing and entertaining. I’d call this required reading for all the nostalgists and friends of cozy crime! I’m eagerly waiting for Lili’s next adventures.”
–Päivän kirja on Instagram

“I loved walking along Lili in the Helsinki of 1940s. Recommended for all the fans of traditional crime novel.”
–Kotipuu_lukemassa on Instagram

”I really enjoyed the post-war Helsinki as a location. The post-war years will surely give much for Lili’s upcoming adventures as well, and the details fo it had been nicely sprinkled in to animate the story [–] The story moves well, travelling around the city. Before the end, we encounter two murders and two attempts, with the luxurious Aaltokoski Mansion featuring as the scene for the dramatic finale.”
– Kirja vieköön! Blog

Download the English materials for LILI FLAME INVESTIGATES here! 

MY ONLY HOME
Ainoa kotini, WSOY, March, 2021 331 pp.

Rights sold:
FINLAND: WSOY (orig.)

ESTONIA: Varrak
GERMANY: Ullstein (2-book deal)
ISRAEL: Hakibbutz Hameuchad – Sifriat Poalim

Reading material:
English sample and synopsis

 


ANNA OF HAGA MANOR
Hakoisten Anna, Tammi, 2022 331 pp.

Rights sold:
FINLAND: Tammi(orig.)

Reading material:
English sample and synopsis

 


LILI FLAME INVESTIGATES: MURDER AT THE MANSION
Kuolema Kulosaaressa, Otava, 2022. 415pp.

Rights sold:
FINLAND: Tammi(orig.)

Reading material:
English sample and synopsis

Hanna Brotherus


Dancer, director and choreographer Hanna Brotherus is constantly addressing and probing the prevalent questions of society. Brotherus is a pioneer in community stage art, with an extraordinary ability to unite different groups of people and collaborators.

In her work, Brotherus has managed to unreservedly involve both cutting-edge artistic professionals, recovering addicts, daycare children, the elderly and many more.

With her debut novel ’My Only Home’, Hanna Brotherus has also redeemed her place as writer. Her book has become a major bestseller and presently Hanna is working on a new title.
Hanna’s exceptional experience as a performing dance artist also contributes creatively to her writing by offering a corporeal perspective that touches the readers in a unique way.

”My passion is to join together different people from different backgrounds and age groups. I believe in intuition, in the power of the touch and presence”.

Laura Andersson


Laura Andersson has been working in the publishing industry for 15 years. During her career she’s been involved in launching a YA book festival in Finland and creating an award-winning publishing program for the Finnish gaming mega-brand Angry Birds. Andersson is a long-time fan of both Agatha Christie and the screwball comedies of the 1930s and 1940s, both of which have inspired Lili Flame. She also found inspiration in the life story of Finland’s first female president, Tarja Halonen. The stylishly old-fashioned name of Ms. Halonen’s mother, Lyyli Loimola, made her first think of the character of Lili and about the possibility of creating a cool, historical crime series. Prior to writing Lili Flame, Andersson had been teaching Finnish parents and their babies good sleep habits, and her autobiographical non-fiction book The Baby Sleep Project, has become required reading among Finnish families. Andersson was born, and continues to live, in Helsinki, Finland. She loves her city deeply, and its historical layers keep feeding her imagination. She’s most curious about those aspects of the city’s past that are not part of the official historical narrative. In her free time, Andersson is passionate about books, horses, wine, and the circus.

Riikka-Maria Rosenberg


Riikka-Maria Rosenberg (b. 1977) is a historian and author who brings the intriguing women of the past back to life. Her novels transport the reader into a lost world that is still worth revisiting. Rosenberg has always been interested in the people of the past, their lives and how they have connected to society – its structures, expectations and possibilities.

During her PhD studies at the University of Helsinki, Rosenberg studied the lives of the Baroque Parisians Ninon de Lenclos and Madame de Sévigné. She specialized particularly in the lives of the upper class, the status of fashion within the nobility and their consumption habits, and perceptions on women’s dignity and sexuality.

Riikka-Maria splits her time between Helsinki and the Rosenberg Manor in Hakoinen. The estate’s long and vivid past inspired her to recount the tales of the women who had lived there in the new historical novel series The Ladies of Haga Manor.

Ullstein pre-empts German rights to both MY ONLY HOME and the upcoming novel by Hanna Brotherus!

We are extremely happy to share some wonderful news today: MY ONLY HOME by Hanna Brotherus has now been pre-empted by Ullstein -one of the most prestigious publishing houses in Germany!

Ullstein also pre-empted the upcoming Hanna Brotherus novel FOR MY LIFE, that will be published in Finland in September 2022 by WSOY. The deal was closed by Toomas Aasmäe and Elina Ahlbäck at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.

Ullstein couldn’t praise Hanna Brotherus more:

MY ONLY HOME is a breathtaking, infectious book. Not only is it written with rare personal urgency, we believe it will be read and experienced by its readers in a highly personal way – by everyone who has children, everyone who has siblings, a partner, a mother. It is alive with honesty, animated by the quest for truth, and driven by a deep yearning for peace. We are happy and proud to welcome Hanna Brotherus at Ullstein and introduce her incredible voice to German-language readers.
– Karsten Kredel, Publisher and CEO, Ullstein Verlag, Germany

Download the full Finnish ms for MY ONLY HOME by clicking here.

With her debut novel MY ONLY HOME, a dancer and choreographer Hanna Brotherus has also redeemed her place as a writer.

Her book was the #1 Finnish fiction bestseller in 2021 with more than 66.000 copies sold and MY ONLY HOME is also on the top lists of most listened audiobooks on both Storytel and BookBeat in 2021.

My passion is to join together different people from different backgrounds and age groups. I believe in intuition, in the power of the touch and presence.
-Hanna Brotherus.

 

 


MY ONLY HOME by Hanna Brotherus

When her children leave home, a woman takes a deep dive into her past.
She wants to understand all the lives she has lived. She wants to examine whose have been the eyes she has seen herself through, who have been the ones she has yearned to walk beside her, and to understand what she still has ahead of her.

And she wants to begin anew anything that is possible.

ESTONIAN PRAISE:

MY ONLY HOME is a story about life itself. A dancer writing about her own life, her identity and troubles. The Finnish origin and Finnishness of the book doesn’t mean it wouldn’t touch the soul of readers in Estonia. Because in the end, regardless of our nationality, all of us will only have ourselves – our only home.
– Piret Saluri, translator, Estonia

My Only Home has already sold more than 66.000 copies and it has been reprinted six times. The reader feedback emphasizes just how moving the striking honesty in the book is and how well one can identify with it. The book moves you, touches you, cleanses you and makes a profound impact on you.

Hanna Brotherus’ debut novel plumbs through a woman’s different life stages without too much embellishment and in a relatable way.

My Only Home is a fearless auto-fictive novel about the frenzy for life and the acceptance of incompleteness.

When her children leave their home, the woman wants to take a deep dive into the past. She wants to understand all the lives she has lived. She wants to examine whose have been the eyes she has seen herself through, who have been the ones she has yearned to walk beside her, and to understand what she still has ahead of her. And she wants to begin anew anything that is possible.

An uncompromising journey into the truth behind the memories begins. The gates are wide open when the woman realizes that she is the most important person in her life. Her body is her only home.


FOR MY LIFE by Hanna Brotherus

For My Life is a story about the aging of a woman. The novel contemplates the essence of independence and one’s own body, the connections one creates with family and friends, and the transience of life.
Her life as an artist and the mother of four children has kept a woman in motion incessantly. She’s found the meaning in the needs and hopes of others. Once her children leave their childhood home, she needs to find purpose for her days once again. Freedom is difficult to grasp, the future is hard to see.

When the old family summer villa is sold, it’s time to dispose of things. The important memories. The clear autumn air sees the woman set out on her own for the villa where no one is waiting for her – no one except the inevitable change. She goes through her life and amidst the silence she finds a path to follow.
For My Life is as brave and honest as the debut novel My Only Home, which gained immense popularity within an exceptionally large readership.

MY ONLY HOME
Ainoa kotini, WSOY, March, 2021 331 pp.

RIGHTS SOLD:

FINLAND: WSOY (orig.)

ESTONIA: Varrak
GERMANY: Ullstein (2-book deal)

READING MATERIAL:
English sample and synopsis


 

FOR MY LIFE
Henkeni edestä, WSOY, Septmeber, 2022

RIGHTS SOLD:

FINLAND: WSOY (orig.)
GERMANY: Ullstein (2-book deal)

Hanna Brotherus


Dancer, director and choreographer Hanna Brotherus is constantly addressing and probing the prevalent questions of society. Brotherus is a pioneer in community stage art, with an extraordinary ability to unite different groups of people and collaborators.

In her work, Brotherus has managed to unreservedly involve both cutting-edge artistic professionals, recovering addicts, daycare children, the elderly and many more.

With her debut novel ’My Only Home’, Hanna Brotherus has also redeemed her place as writer. Her book has become a major bestseller and presently Hanna is working on a new title.
Hanna’s exceptional experience as a performing dance artist also contributes creatively to her writing by offering a corporeal perspective that touches the readers in a unique way.

”My passion is to join together different people from different backgrounds and age groups. I believe in intuition, in the power of the touch and presence”.

Bibliography


Hanna Brotherus

My Only Home

2021, Literary Fiction

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Estonian rights for MY ONLY HOME by Hanna Brotherus sold in an auction!

The winner of the Estonian auction for MY ONLY HOME by Hanna Brotherus is Varrak!

We are really happy to let you know that the auction in Estonia for MY ONLY HOME by Hanna Brotherus has now ended and the winner is the largest publishing house in Estonia – Varrak!
The deal was closed by Toomas Aasmäe at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.

Haruki Murakami, Elena Ferrante, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Kazuo Ishiguro, Margaret Atwood, Mihhail Bulgakov are just some of Varrak’s authors.

Here’s what the Estonians said:

MY ONLY HOME is a story about life itself. A dancer writing about her own life, her identity, and troubles. The Finnish origin and Finnishness of the book doesn’t mean it wouldn’t touch the soul of readers in Estonia. Because in the end, regardless of our nationality, all of us will only have ourselves – our only home.
– Piret Saluri, translator, Estonia

Download the English synopsis and sample for MY ONLY HOME by clicking here.

With her debut novel MY ONLY HOME, a dancer and choreographer Hanna Brotherus has also redeemed her place as a writer.

Her book was the #1 Finnish fiction bestseller in 2021 with more than 60.000 copies sold and MY ONLY HOME is also on the top lists of most listened audiobooks on both Storytel and BookBeat in 2021.

Presently Hanna Brotherus is already working on a new title.


MY ONLY HOME by Hanna Brotherus

When her children leave home, a woman takes a deep dive into her past.
She wants to understand all the lives she has lived. She wants to examine whose have been the eyes she has seen herself through, who have been the ones she has yearned to walk beside her, and to understand what she still has ahead of her.

And she wants to begin anew anything that is possible.

My Only Home has already sold more than 60.000 copies and it has been reprinted six times. The reader feedback emphasizes just how moving the striking honesty in the book is and how well one can identify with it. The book moves you, touches you, cleanses you, and makes a profound impact on you.
Hanna Brotherus’ debut novel plumbs through a woman’s different life stages without too much embellishment and in a relatable way.

My Only Home is a fearless auto-fictive novel about the frenzy for life and the acceptance of incompleteness.
When her children leave their home, the woman wants to take a deep dive into the past. She wants to understand all the lives she has lived. She wants to examine whose have been eyes she has seen herself through, who have been the ones she has yearned to walk beside her, and to understand what she still has ahead of her. And she wants to begin anew anything that is possible. An uncompromising journey into the truth behind the memories begins. The gates are wide open when the woman realizes that she is the most important person in her life. Her body is her only home.

MY ONLY HOME
Ainoa kotini, WSOY, March, 2021 331 pp.

RIGHTS SOLD:

FINLAND: WSOY (orig.)
ESTONIA: Varrak

READING MATERIAL:
English sample and synopsis

Hanna Brotherus


Dancer, director and choreographer Hanna Brotherus is constantly addressing and probing the prevalent questions of society. Brotherus is a pioneer in community stage art, with an extraordinary ability to unite different groups of people and collaborators.

In her work, Brotherus has managed to unreservedly involve both cutting-edge artistic professionals, recovering addicts, daycare children, the elderly and many more.

With her debut novel ’My Only Home’, Hanna Brotherus has also redeemed her place as writer. Her book has become a major bestseller and presently Hanna is working on a new title.
Hanna’s exceptional experience as a performing dance artist also contributes creatively to her writing by offering a corporeal perspective that touches the readers in a unique way.

”My passion is to join together different people from different backgrounds and age groups. I believe in intuition, in the power of the touch and presence”.

Bibliography


Hanna Brotherus

My Only Home

2021, Literary Fiction

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