Fishing for the Little Pike sold to Estonia!

At the end of a very busy Frankfurt week, we are thrilled to announce that the Estonian rights for Juhani Karila’s hilarious novel Fishing for the Little Pike was sold in auction to Hea Lugu!

Hea Lugu has been in the market for almost 20 years, and established itself as one of the leading publishers in the country known for its selection of quality fiction, eye-opening nonfiction and an exquisite list of children’s books.

It has previously published such internationally famous Finnish authors as Olli Jalonen, Joel Haahtela, Tove Jansson and Timo Parvela, and is proud to have such classics of world literature as Herman Hesse, Virginia Woolf, Vladimir Nabokov and Aleksandr Solženytsin on its list.

Karila’s novel won The Kalevi Jäntti’s Literature PrizeTähtifantasia Literature Prize and Jarkko Laine Literature Prize earlier this year, and is now nominated for the Tolkien Society in Finland Literary Prize. In addition to Estonia, the rights have been sold to Canada (World French), Denmark, Germany, Hungary and Poland.

Congratulations to the author and to the travelling little Pike!