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How sweet! A new edition of Arto Paasilinna's SWEET POISON COOK (Suloinen myrkynkeittäjä, WSOY 1988) published in German by Lübbe, translated by Regine Pirschel... just in time for the Valentine's day! 💝🐱
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Tiina LAITILA KÄLVEMARK's novel THE SEVENTH SPRING (Seitsemäs kevät, WSOY 2017) shortlisted for the Torch-Bearer Award (for the best international potential). Our warmest congratulations to the Author!

THE SEVENTH SPRING is a topical account of love, greed, and of the price of dreams asking the reader: "when was it already too late?" The winner of the Torch-Bearer Award, worth of 10.000 euros, will be announced on 24th March.

Read more: bit.ly/2G5Fc3t
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Bonnier Rights Finland1 week ago
Italian rights to Arto Paasilinna's THE BOOK OF SNOUTS (Suomalainen kärsäkirja, WSOY 2005) sold to Iperborea. One of the protagonists is a Finnish elephant called Emilia, and Iperborea will publish the novel with the Italian title EMILIA L'ELEFANTE 🐘😍
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Bonnier Rights Finland added 2 new photos.2 weeks ago
The French edition of Simo Hiltunen's masterful IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING (WSOY, 2015) has arrived in Helsinki! The translation is by Anne Colin du Terrail, and the publisher is Fleuve (Fleuve noir). The first reviews from France praise the novel! Read more: bit.ly/2E3kLDX & bit.ly/1Qx7sxn
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Bonnier Rights Finland added 2 new photos.3 weeks ago
Hungarian rights to Daniel Katz's THE LOVE OF THE BERBER LION (Berberileijonan rakkaus, WSOY 2008) sold to Librarius! Olga Huotari will translate this "(post)modern conscious non-Finnish meta-fiction depicting the very process of writing" :) Read more & an excerpt in English available: bit.ly/2nnSotO
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Bonnier Rights Finland added 2 new photos.3 weeks ago
Czech language publishing rights to Mikko-Pekka Heikkinen's stunning REINDEER MAFIA (Poromafia, Johnny Kniga 2016) sold to Argo spol s.r.o!

REINDEER MAFIA was shortlisted for the Torch-Bearer Award for the best international potential in 2017 and we couldn't agree more with Argo who praise the novel both for its rough humour and for its social criticism:

„Finnish literature is very popular in the Czech Republic for many reasons, one of them being the fact that Finnish sense of humour is very close to that of the Czechs. It´s not the Hollywood-comedy-white-teeth humour but one which can be a bit rough, people poking fun at their own misery, knowing that the world never is black and white. Also, Finland has that perfect ratio of strangeness for the Czechs – it´s different enough to be fascinating, but similar enough to be understandable. To take a classic mafia story (the family clan ruled heavy-handedly by the patriarch, terrorizing the whole community) and transplant it to Lapland with its herds of reindeer, and vodka with a drop of blood drunk at feasts is a genius move if you want to make it on the Czech market. To stealthily smuggle in a serious bit of social criticism, and make it work brings the work to a whole new level. Reindeer Mafia is a sheer joy to read.” – Hana Zahradnikova, Acquiring editor, Argo spol s.r.o
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