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Novel by Kristín Steinsdóttir Sold to Germany

kristinsteinsdottirIcelandic publishing house Forlagid has sold the publishing rights of Kristín Steinsdóttir’s new novel, Ljósa, to the respected German publisher C.H. Beck, which plans to release the book in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

C.H. Beck has been operating in Germany for almost 250 years, under the ownership of the same family. The publishing house has a reputation for publishing quality books and it has already released another of Steinsdóttir’s books, Á eigin vegum.

Publishing director Martin Hielsher said in a press release that he is looking forward to continued cooperation with Steinsdóttir and he considers Ljósa: “a fascinating and heart-warming story, which is exceptionally well written and provides a deep insight into human nature.”

Ljósa is the author’s third adult novel, which features the fate of a woman suffering from a mental illness in the Icelandic countryside in the early 19th century, based on her grandmother. Steinsdóttir is also a celebrated author of children’s books.

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