Interviews with writers!

We are continuing our creative literary interviews series with HLA’s writers! This season’s most talked-about author Anu Kaaja reveals her fears over publishing Katie-Kate, the novel full of mainstream porn as well as feminist and social class commentary, and traces back the beginnings of her unusual style. Read the interview here.

Things that Fall from the Sky sold to Arabic – 24th area for the novel

The Arabic rights of Selja Ahava’s Things that Fall from the Sky have been acquired by Egyptian Cultural Assembly, making it 24th foreign sales for the title.

Things that Fall from the Sky (2015)

Selja Ahava’s European Union Prize for Literature winning novel Things that Fall from the Sky will be published in Arabic by Egyptian Cultural Assembly.

The novel tells a story of a girl whose mother dies under a block of ice falling from the sky, of a woman who wins the jackpot twice and of a man hit by a lightning for five times. It has been described a whimsical and thoughtful literary fairy tale.

The rights have been previously been sold to Albania (IDK); Armenia (Guitank); Bulgaria (Colibri); China (Citic); Croatia (Vuković & Runjić); Czech Republic (Pavel Dobrovský – Beta); Denmark (Jensen & Dalgaard); World English (Oneworld); Estonia (Post Factum | Eesti Meedia); France (Bleu & Jaune); Georgia (Agora); Germany (Mare Verlag); Hungary (Typotex); Latvia (Lauku Avize); Lithuania (Homo liber); Macedonia (Magor); Poland (Relacja); Serbia (Štrik); Slovenia (KUD Sodobnost International); Spanish (Editorial Bercimuel); Swedish (Bakhall); Turkey (Timas) and Ukraine (V. Books XXi).