Helsinki Literary Agency

The authors on Helsinki Literary Agency’s list are a beautiful bunch.

There are those who write breathtaking literary fiction and those who know how to spin a crime novel. Some can take the reader centuries back in time – or to a whole new world. Some of them write to children in a such a thrilling way that it gives even the adult reader goose bumps. There are writers of the most intriguing narrative nonfiction and of fascinating guides and funny pass-time books too.

The power of literature lies in variety: there is a book to read for everyone. Hence the goal of Helsinki Literary Agency is to offer the readers in other countries a good, representative section of Finnish literature.

Take a peek at our authors and their books!

Catalogues

Autumn Rights Guide 2017

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News

Ahava’s Things that Fall from the Sky sold to Spain and Poland

Selja Ahava’s Things that Fall from the Sky has been sold to Editorial Bercimuel in Spain and to Relacja in Poland. Editorial Bercimuel is a publisher focused on the titles of past and present women authors, many of them also highly awarded for their work. They are the publishers of for example Emilia Pardo Bazan, …

About the agency

Helsinki Literary Agency is a modern literary agency based in the capital of Finland. It offers publishers the best selection of Finnish fiction and nonfiction authors – a beautiful variety of different genres and styles.

The agency was founded in the beginning of 2017 as a joint venture of three independent Finnish publishing houses, Gummerus, Teos Publishers and Schildts & Söderströms (news about the agency in Publishing Perspectives). The agency’s goal is to offer its authors the chance to enchant new audiences in many countries and in doing so to gain a firm foothold for the Finnish literature in the international market.

Helsinki Literary Agency is headed by Urpu Strellman (b. 1979). Her history is in publishing: after some years as a sub-editor for a scientific journal she worked for eleven year as an editor and a publishing manager in Art House Publishing, scouring the bookfairs and bringing the works of wonderful authors to the reach of the Finnish audience. As a passtime Urpu has for years been teaching editing, writing and popularizing science at the University of Helsinki. In the past few years she has gotten involved in a few nonfiction book projects as an author – and in a few as a translator.  (Photo: Ismo Jokinen)

Here is a link to the stories about Helsinki Literary Agency in media, updated when ever there are news.

Helsinki Literary Agency
Urpu Strellman
Literary Agent, CEO
M +358 40 737 5535
urpu@helsinkiagency.fi

Address:
Helsinki Literary Agency
Bulevardi 7, 7th floor
00120 Helsinki
Finland

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