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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!

(Author photo by Timo Jakonen)
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YLE’s Book of the Year 2017: LET’S VISIT THE NEIGHBOURS by Riina Katajavuori and Salla Savolainen (Mennään jo naapuriin, Tammi 2017)! http://bit.ly/2y8aDFT

This beautiful picture book is already a nominee for the Runeberg Junior Prize 2018, and now also the Book of 2017 in the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE’s listing of books to celebrate the 100 years of Finnish independence! Explore this remarkable selection of literature, containing one title per each year of our independence in full at http://bit.ly/2B1ObUo

“It was selected as it is so important to look towards the future. The new Finland of the future is being built by the children and the youth of today. The global changes also alter Finland and our country is enriched by the multitude of cultures. Tolerance and the building the new multi-cultural Finland is our biggest job at hand”, emphasises Seppo Puttonen of the YLE’s Finland of Books –program.https://yle.fi/aihe/kirjojen-suomi/101-kirjaa

YLE continues the story in a two-part radio program later this month. The program centres around the discussions between Vellamo and the children of immigrant families. The children cover a wide range of topics such as war, home country, importance of parents, first snow, loneliness, hobbies, religion...

Riina and Salla have revealed that their LET’S VISIT THE NEIGHBOURS was initially born out of “curiosity” - we are very happy about their inquisitive natures!
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Happy Centenary of Finland's Independence to all our friends all around the world! ❤️🇫🇮️🌏

"From Sibelius to the novelist Arto Paasilinna, Finns weave a unique course through the tapestry of Europe. Happy anniversary, Finland." - The Guardian
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Today at Nathan's stand at Salon du Livre et de la presse, Montreuil, France: Author Timo Parvela for his Ella series, and illustrator Anne Vasko for A Bear Called Mur (written by Kaisa Happonen, illustrated by Anne), together with their translator Johanna Kuningas.

Mur looks the same but is called Graou in French, Ella is still Ella even in French but she looks differently delightful in the French editions, illustrated by lovely Zelda Zonk.
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Delighted to announce that the Latvian rights to Riitta Jalonen's acclaimed novel CLARITY (Kirkkaus, Tammi 2016) have been sold to Jānis Roze! The novel will be translated by Maima Grīnberga.

CLARITY has been loved by the Finnish readers and critics alike and it was shortlisted for the Runeberg Prize in 2017:

"Janet Frame (1924­­­­–2004) is an author from New Zealand whose autobiographical novels tell her story, in many ways a traumatic one, from which writing provides release. Riitta Jalonen has explored the fate of this writer in her twelfth novel in an impressive way, showing the true impact of pouring one’s soul into other people’s reality. Clarity is a historical novel about a person’s life, but above all, it is a novel about a person who writes, a Writer, whose workplace is always inside her head. Through her magnificent retrospective monologue, Riitta Jalonen tells this story in a way that will never leave the reader’s mind.” – Statement of the Runeberg Prize jury

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