The Team


Anna Lawrence
Foreign Rights Director

Anna has a background as an Editor, Publisher and Literary Agent. When it comes to literature, children’s books, young adult fiction and comic characters are Anna’s passion. If there aren’t books around, Anna enjoys a spot of gardening, preferably involving sharp tools with lots of horsepower.

Mobile: +46 70 772 22 55


Hanna Pajunen-Walsh
International Sales Director - Children's Books and YA

Hanna has extensive international experience in children’s book publishing and for over a decade she has been based in London, specializing in Foreign Rights. Hanna is passionate about picture books, and she is keen to promote visual literacy.

Hanna enjoys humorous middle-grade novels, narrative non-fiction across all ages and literary historical fiction with a female protagonist. Hanna loves Scandinavian design and coordinates her bookshelf by colour.

Mobile: +44 775 7747386


Maarit Pyötsiä
Licensing Executive

Maarit Pyötsiä has a long history in publishing. Sheet music, songbooks, schoolbooks, children’s books - everything goes. Recently she’s been focusing on licensing, especially with Mauri Kunnas, Finland’s best-selling picture book author.

Maarit enjoys cooking marvelous meals, listening to her favorite music and spending time at her cottage all year around.

Mobile: +358 50 435 4847

Friederike Ridegh
Foreign Rights Agent

Friederike has turned many pages in book business- starting from selling books in a bookstore, she’s been organizing literary events, freelancing in publishing, working for a literary agency and translating herself.

Whether job-related or not, Friederike adores travelling.

Mobile: +358 40 83 76 325


Leenastiina Kakko
Foreign Rights Manager

Leenastiina has been working in publishing practically since she grew up, mainly as an editor for fiction. Since 2014, she’s been selling foreign rights and loving the international side of the industry.

Leenastiina has a strong tendency to get emotionally attached to fictional characters. In her dream world, days are filled with reading, yoga, friends, good food and singing.

Mobile: +358 40 75 555 27


Jonas Forth
Managing director, R&B Helsinki Oy

Jonas Forth is managing director of rights agency Rights & Brands' Finnish division and the e-commerce company All Things Commerce / He has a broad background in digital development, content production and journalism having worked in both the TV and the startup field for more than 15 years.

Jonas enjoys reading and collecting Finnish design.

Mobile: +358 50 542 9986


Other members of the team

Margareta Steinsvik
Founding Partner
Chairman of the Board

Roleff Kråkström
Founding Partner

Gustav Melin
Founding Partner

Sophia Jansson
Founding Partner