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Bonnier Rights Finland is a literary agency that sells foreign-language publishing rights to high-quality Finnish fiction, children’s books, YA, and illustrated and narrative non-fiction. Bonnier Rights Finland represents the authors and illustrators who work with the publishers that make up Bonnier Books Finland, a subsidiary of the international media house Bonnier. Bonnier Rights Finland also represents film rights on behalf of selected authors. Our worldwide contacts and broad experience in negotiating and licensing translation rights in different language areas, either directly or through professional subagents, guarantee the authors and their books the best possible publishers abroad. Opening new doors in international publishing is our core activity in paving the way for Finnish authors into new and devoted homes all over the world. Bonnier Rights Finland operated under the name WSOY Foreign Rights until September 2014.
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Bonnier Rights Finland added 3 new photos.June 25th, 2016 at 10:01am
Our offices are closed on 24th June for Midsummer festivities when all the Finns are out in the woods celebrating the midnight sun!

What is the perfect book ro read in Midsummer? We warmly recommend Arto Paasilinna's iconic THE YEAR OF THE HARE (Jäniksen vuosi, 1975), the events of which start to roll on a Midsummer eve:

“Two harassed men were driving down a lane. The setting sun was paining their eyes through the dusty windscreen. It was midsummer, but the landscape of this sandy by-road was slipping past their weary eyes unnoticed; the beauty of the Finnish evening was lost on them both.
They were a journalist and a photographer, out on an assignment: two dissatisfied, cynical men, getting on for middle age. The hopes of their youth had not been realized, far from it. They were husbands, deceiving and deceived; stomach ulcers were on the way for both of them; and many other worries filled their days.
They'd just been wrangling. Should they drive back to Helsinki, or spend the night in Heinola? Now they weren't speaking.
They drove through the lovely summer evening hunched, self-absorbed as two mindless crustaceans, not even noticing how wretched their cantankerousness was. It was a stubborn, wearying, drag of a journey.
On the crest of a hillock, an immature hare was trying its leaps in the middle of the road. Tipsy with summer, it perched on its hind legs, framed by the red sun. ” - Translation by Herbert Lomas

The English translation was published by Peter Owen in the UK (1995) by Penguin in the USA (2010) and is available in trade edition, paperback, eBook, cd and mp3 formats.

The Year of the Hare has been published in over 30 languages throughout the world, and it has been turned into two films (Finland 1977, France 2006).

Happy Midsummer! See you on Monday.
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Bonnier Rights FinlandJune 25th, 2016 at 10:01am
Arto Paasilinna's ecological fable THE YEAR OF THE HARE (Jäniksen vuosi, 1975) published in Icelandic by Skrudda, translated by Guðrún Sigurðardóttir.

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Bonnier Rights FinlandJune 25th, 2016 at 10:01am
Turkish rights to Arto Paasilinna's modern classic THE YEAR OF THE HARE (Jäniksen vuosi, 1975) sold to Domingo Kitap.

THE YEAR OF THE HARE is classified as a masterpiece of World literature in the UNESCO Collection of Representative Works and featured in The Independent's "10 Foreign Books We All Should Read".
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Bonnier Rights FinlandJune 25th, 2016 at 10:01am
Slovak language rights to Mika Waltari's masterpiece THE EGYPTIAN (Sinuhe egyptiläinen, WSOY 1945) sold to Premedia.
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Czech language rights to Mika Waltari's THE ADVENTURER (Mikael Karvajalka, 1948) and to THE WANDERER (Mikael Hakim, WSOY 1949) sold to Hejkal, the translations are by Markéta Hejkalová.
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