Pushkin acquires Finnish YA series

Pushkin acquires Finnish YA series

Pushkin Press is set to publish three books in the YA series Red Abbey Chronicles by Finnish writer Maria Turtschaninoff.

Pushkin acquired the world English rights to Maresi and two subsequent books, from Elina Ahlback at the Ahlback Agency.

Publisher and m.d. Adam Freudenheim said: “I was blown away by Maresi, quite simply. Maria Turtschaninoff has written an incredibly original, vivid and gripping storywith appeal not only for YA readers but far beyond. And embedded in the story is a passionate feminist voice that I strongly believe will resonate with a wide variety of readers, young adult ­ and adult alike.”

The book is published in Finland by Schildts & Söderströms. Rights have also been sold in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Romania and Sweden.