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O BLISS! Miki Liukkonen's magnificent novel O (WSOY, 2017) shortlisted for the Runeberg Prize 2018. WARMEST congratulations to MIKI!

"Miki Liukkonen’s (b. 1989) massive novel O is a towering synthesis of our fragmented era. The overflowing gallery of characters tries to see if curling up in one’s neuroses is of any help when reality does not otherwise seem to stay put within any sensible framework. Excessive self-awareness and a constant flow of information eat away at the characters from the inside, forcing them to fixate obsessively on details, or to disappear entirely into the escapism of alternative functions. Behind the abundance and humour lurks an emptiness, in which the Preacher’s voice echoes out, preaching on the vanity of vanities. Despite its massive scale, the novel is not a difficult read. Liukkonen’s language is a precise and glorious flight of free spirit. In the world of Finnish literature, O is a truly unique case." – Statement of the Jury of the Runeberg Prize

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WHAT'S ON COLOGNE TONIGHT?

Our author Simo Hiltunen is visiting the city with the newly published translation of his spine-chilling thriller IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING, in German DIE STUNDE DES WOLFS, published by Rütten & Loening, imprint of Aufbau. The translaIation is by Peter Uhlmann, and the original work LAMPAAN VAATTEISSA was published by WSOY in 2015.

Meet and greet the author at the Café Stanton at 7 PM! The German text will be read by Mr. Ronald Kukulies, and the moderator is Hiltunen’s Publisher, Mr. Reinhard Rohn. The reading takes place as part of programn of the Crime Cologne Festival.
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Happy to announce that Hungarian rights to Elina Hirvonen's critically acclaimed, topical WHEN TIME RUNS OUT (WSOY, 2015) have been sold to Magvető Kiadó! Magvető has also published Hirvonen's two previous novels, WHEN I FORGOT (Että hän muistaisi saman, 2005) and FARTHEST FROM DEATH (Kauimpana kuolemasta, 2010). The Hungarian translation will be published in 2019.

The English translation of WHEN TIME RUNS OUT was published by Manilla / Bonnier UK in October 2017 and according to the critics in the UK "this novel is both extremely real and current, cutting to the heart of society like the best noir."
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Czech language rights to Simo Hiltunen's spine-chilling thriller IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING (Lampaan vaatteissa, WSOY 2015) sold to Bookmedia. The title will also be published in Audio book form!

IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING has been called the best Finnish crime novel ever written, and the title has previously been translated into Dutch and German. The French translation is due out in February 2018.

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Lithuanian rights to Elina Hirvonen's topical, critically acclaimed, beautiful and touching WHEN TIME RUNS OUT (Kun aika loppuu, WSOY 2017) sold to Baltos lankos! The novel will be translated by Urte Liepuoniute.

"Far removed from traditional Scandi thrillers, When Time Runs Out is as much about family breakdown, environmental terrorism and human nature in the face of catastrophe, as it is about murder in a bleak Nordic setting. Hirvonen is already lauded in her homeland as a journalist, filmmaker and, of course, author, but When Time Runs Out, with it's masterful writing, thrilling events and film ready plot, should catapult Hirvonen to stardom everywhere." - Foyles London Waterloo Station (staff pick)
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News just in! Roope Lipasti's DUST OF THOR (Thorin pöly, WSOY 2016) has been awarded the Anni Polva Prize! http://bit.ly/2AJvX9E

Dust of Thor is the second book in Lipasti's trilogy set in the Viking era, following the adventures and friendship of three children. The first book in the trilogy THE VIKING KNOT (Viikinkisolmu) has already won Roope Lipasti both the LukuVarkaus and the Kirjava Kettu Awards. The Viking Knot has been published in Italian by Feltrinelli.

Anni Polva Prize is awarded every other year to the author of high quality Finnish YA or children’s book within a series. The Prize is awarded by South-West Authors who wish to highlight the value of book series and to encourage authors to write high quality series.

Our congratulations to Roope!

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