Fantastic foreign rights news continue: we are absolutely thrilled to announce that the Oulipo-esque murder mystery 101 Ways to Kill Your Husband by Laura Lindstedt & Sinikka Vuola was sold to Gallimard in France!
A publisher that hardly requires any introduction, Gallimard is among the best-known and most respected names in the publishing industry in the world. Since its founding in 1911, Gallimard has been known for publishing some of the most acclaimed voices of French and translated literature.
101 Ways to Kill Your Husband shook the Finnish literary scene in the beginning of 2022. In it, the author duo twists and turns a real-life murder into 101 wild and meticulous poses. The writers break the dismal convention of crime stories that begin with the discovery of the body of a young woman. This time, it is the violent husband who dies – 101 times over. The variations of Lindstedt and Vuola dazzle the reader whilst they unravel a tragic story of domestic abuse that ended up in the tabloids.
“Laura Lindstedt and Sinikka Vuola’s book 101 Ways to Kill Your Husband shows us how literature that is mindful of its form can be sociopolitical as well as entertaining. […] It succeeds in stretching its source material to all directions. The pages convey a joy in writing. […] The text shows a rare prism of gendered violence.”
– Helsingin Sanomat newspaper
This is the first foreign rights sale for this title.
Congratulations to both authors!