Urpu Strellman leaves the Helsinki Literary Agency to run her own publishing house – Urtė Liepuoniūtė to return as senior literary agent
Helsinki Literary Agency
by Chiara
1w ago
The Helsinki Literary Agency is happy to share some exciting news for our team members. Urpu Strellman Urpu Strellman, who has been working in Helsinki Literary Agency (HLA) since its founding in 2017, first as CEO and from 2023 as agent-at-large, will move on to run the publishing house Art House she has today acquired. Urtė Liepuoniūtė returns to Helsinki Literary Agency in August in the new role of senior literary agent. Liepuoniūtė previously worked in the agency from 2019 to 2023, after which she focused on her career as an award-winning literary translator from Finnish to ..read more
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Author Johanna Förster discussed The Circus of Dreams at the LANU! Children’s and YA literature festival
Helsinki Literary Agency
by Chiara
2w ago
Author Johanna Förster, who debuted with The Circus of Dreams this spring, participated in a literature panel during the LANU! Children’s and YA literature festival in Helsinki. The LANU! Festival banner The topic of the panel was “Fantasy of Alternative Realities”, and Johanna Förster discussed the dystopic future she built for The Circus of Dreams. The conversation, where Johanna Förster discussed with fellow author Niklas Ahnberg, gave her a chance to discuss The Circus of Dreams, which has been welcomed with brilliant reviews on Finnish media. Recording of the panel at LANU! Literature Fe ..read more
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The Natural Comedy by Ulla Donner nominated for the Urhunden Prize by the Swedish Comics Association
Helsinki Literary Agency
by Chiara
2w ago
Ulla Donner’s The Natural Comedy has been nominated for the Urhunden Prize, the most prestigious award given by the Swedish Comics Association. This is the latest of several nominations for this graphically stunning and sharply funny title. The Natural Comedy (Den Naturliga Komedin, 2023) The Natural Comedy by Ulla Donner continues to receive accolades: the title has been nominated for the Urhunden Prize, the most prestigious award given by the Swedish Comics Association, Seriefrämjandet. The Urhunden Prize was established in 1987 and has since been awarded to one domestic and one translated t ..read more
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Pirkko Saisio’s Helsinki Trilogy Swedish rights sold to Förlaget M
Helsinki Literary Agency
by Chiara
3w ago
Pirkko Saisio’s iconic Helsinki Trilogy continues its journey into the world: the Swedish rights have been sold to Förlaget M. The trilogy made Saisio the first living Finnish author to be included in the Penguin Modern Classics. The Helsinki Trilogy by Pirkko Saisio, the grand dame of the Finnish literary and dramatic scene, is continuing its journey into the world: Förlaget M has acquired the Swedish rights to the trilogy in a three-book deal. The Helsinki Trilogy consists of The Lowest Common Multiple, The Backlight, and The Red Book of Farewells. Pirkko Saisio’s autofictional trilogy carri ..read more
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Song of the Eye Gemstone series sold to Slovenia
Helsinki Literary Agency
by Chiara
3w ago
Karin Erlandsson’s Song of the Eye Gemstone series is travelling to Slovenia, where it will be published by Morfem. This is the 7th language territory for this gorgeous fantasy series. The Song of the Eye Gemstone series by Karin Erlandsson continues its journey into the world: Morfem in Slovenia has acquired the whole series in a four-book deal, thus marking the 7th language territory for the series. The Pearl Fisher (2017) The Song of the Eye Gemstone series by Karin Erlandsson consists of four books: The Pearl Fisher, The Bird Master, The Scaler of the Peaks, and The Victor, all set in a wo ..read more
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World Spanish and Czech rights to Endless Winter sold
Helsinki Literary Agency
by Chiara
3w ago
Endless Winter, the first volume in the Mythicals graphic novel series by Miila Westin, is rapidly becoming an international success as World Spanish and Czech rights to the title have been sold. The series will be published by Galimatazo for Spanish and Host for Czech. Winter is over, but Endless Winter by Miila Westin is setting off on its journey into the world: the first instalment in the Mythicals graphic novel series for children is travelling to the Spanish-speaking world, where it will be published by Galimatazo, and to the Czech Republic, where it will be published by Host. This marks ..read more
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101 Ways To Kill Your Husband travels to Hungary and Denmark
Helsinki Literary Agency
by Chiara
1M ago
101 Ways to Kill Your Husband by Laura Lindstedt & Sinikka Vuola, a nominee for the Nordic Council Literature Prize, is travelling to Hungary and Denmark, where it will be published by Polar and Jensen and Dalgaard respectively. 101 Ways to Kill Your Husband by Laura Lindstedt & Sinikka Vuola, our Oulipo title nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize, is travelling to Hungary, where it will be published by Polar. 101 Ways to Kill Your Husband (101 tapaa tappaa aviomies, 2022) 101 Ways to Kill Your Husband owes its title to a real-life case: in 1981, Anja B. from Finland took a ..read more
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The Book of Misty Trees travels to Poland
Helsinki Literary Agency
by Chiara
1M ago
The Book of Misty Trees by Anja Portin, the author of best-selling Radio Popov, is travelling to Poland, where it will be published by Widnokrag. Anja Portin‘s latest novel for children, The Book of Misty Trees, continues its journey into the world: it is now travelling to Poland, where it will be published by Widnokrag. The Book of Misty Trees (Sumupuiden kirja, 2023) The Book of Misty Trees follows Magda Murkbird, who loses her mother in a horrible accident and needs to learn to cope on her own. Luckily, she is not all alone but has Chestnut – the best dog on earth. In fact, it is thanks to ..read more
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Catalan rights to We’ll Just Ride Past sold
Helsinki Literary Agency
by Chiara
1M ago
We’ll Just Ride Past, the August Prize winning YA title by Ellen Strömberg, has secured its fourth language territory as the Catalan rights are sold to l’Altra Editorial. Ellen Strömberg’s We’ll Just Ride Past is continuing its journey into the world as the Catalan rights have been acquired by l’Altra Editorial. We’ll Just Ride Past won the August Prize, the most prestigious literary prize in Sweden, in 2022 and it has already travelled to Italy, Korea, and Slovenia. In We’ll Just Ride Past we follow Manda and Malin, two best friends in a small town where nothing ever happens. The girls are k ..read more
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Pirkko Saisio’s The Red Book of Farewells travels to Georgia
Helsinki Literary Agency
by Chiara
1M ago
Pirkko Saisio’s Helsinki Trilogy continues its journey into the world: The Red Book of Farewells is travelling to Georgia, where it will be published by Sulakauri. The Red Book of Farewells, the third volume in the Helsinki Trilogy by Pirkko Saisio, is travelling to Georgia, where it will be published by Sulakauri. The Red Book of Farewells (Punainen erokirja, 2003) The Red Book of Farewells follows the protagonist as she is approaching adulthood and joins Helsinki Student Theatre, which is forthrightly Communist in attitude. Soon she meets her great love, Havva. These starting points trigger ..read more
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