Publishing Weekly Wrap-Up May 31st – June 4th

03 Jun 2021

This week we have exciting news about the online Shoot the Book event, share some recent Tove Jansson highlights and list the latest deals. It’s time for our Publishing Weekly Wrap-Up that shares the latest activities, news, deals and much more from the past week. Here are the latest highlights.

We’re excited to share the news that Rights & Brands has been invited to the online Shoot the Book! program at Cannes Film Festival at the beginning of July where our Rights Manager Friederike Ridegh will pitch Petra Rautiainen’s debut Land of Snow and Ashes.

Author photo: © Jonne Räsänen 2019

Shoot the Book! is a collaborative initiative, that brings together French and European publishers and agencies with international producers seeking future projects. Here’s a link to the event catalogue, for more details about the event, click here.

© Marché du Film 2021


The past week has also included wonderful media coverage of Tove Jansson.

The Didrichsen Art Museum has launched an enchanting podcast about Tove Jansson as an artist. In the podcast, her niece Sophia Jansson guides the listener through the inspirations and influencers behind her art. The podcast is available on SpotifyiTunes or Soundcloud. Read more about the podcast here. 


Tove Jansson’s novel Fair Play was recently one of the recommendations for lesbian fiction reading list in DIVA Magazine UK’s article The best lesbian must-reads according to UK’s oldest LGBTQI bookshop. Read the article here. 


And to round the week off here are the latest foreign rights deals:

Romanian rights to Twelve Gifts for Santa Claus (Kaksitoista lahjaa joulupukille), Santa Claus and the Magic Drum (Joulupukki ja noitarumpu) and Robin Hood go to Cartea Copiilor via Corto Literary Agency.

Danish rights to Moominvalley Alphabet (Mumindalens Alfabet) go to Lindhart & Ringhof.

Russian rights to Letters from Tove (Brev från Tove Jansson) go to Albus Corvus.