March 23, 2016

Amazon Publishing buys rights to Finnish fiction

Tua Harno is a Helsinki-based writer and screenwriter.
Tua Harno is a Helsinki-based writer and screenwriter.

Amazon Publishing has acquired the world English rights to Burnt Land (Oranssi maa in Finnish), a novel by Finnish author Tua Harno.

The US-based publishing house is planning on publishing under the Amazon Crossing imprint in 2017.

Harno’s novel Burnt Land tells a harsh love story against the backdrop of merciless wilderness and the Australian mining industry.

Thank you for this journey, my goodness what a treat,” comments Gabriella Page-Fort, senior acquisitions editor of Amazon Crossing. “I can feel the rains washing the dyes from my skin, and the crust of the earth breaking violently by our hand. What a novel.”

Harno, a writer and screenwriter living in Helsinki, published her debut novel Those Who Stay in 2013.

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