January 15, 2016

Rights to Oneiron sold to six countries

Laura Lindstedt’s novel Oneiron won the Finlandia Prize in 2015.
Laura Lindstedt’s novel Oneiron won the Finlandia Prize in 2015.
Heini Lehväslaiho

The rights to Oneiron, the Finlandia-Prize-winning novel by the Finnish author Laura Lindstedt, have been sold to altogether six countries. The newest agreement was signed with the French publishing house Gallimard.

In addition to France, the novel will be published in Sweden Denmark, Hungary, Bulgaria and Lithuania.

Oneiron, which tells the story of seven women who meet in the space between life and death, is already in its fifth printing. By the start of the year, the novel had sold more than 46 000 copies.

In 2015, Oneiron won Finland’s most prestigious literary honour, the Finlandia Prize. Lindstedt spent eight years writing the novel. She has previously published a novel, Scissors, and several short stories and essays.

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