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Werner Söderström Ltd – WSOY

WSOY publishes a wide range of Finnish and translated literature, fiction and non-fiction, for all age groups. Founded in 1878, WSOY is a household name in Finland as the publisher of a great many classic Finnish authors. WSOY strives to be the vanguard of Finnish literature, to discover and to publish the very best of writing both in Finland and the world at large. WSOY nurtures its great literary heritage and works to keep books and reading at the heart of the Finnish way of life.

WSOY is part of Bonnier Books which has publishing houses in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Norway,  Poland and Finland. The Head of Bonnier Books is Mr. Håkan Rudels and the CEO of WSOY is Mr. Timo Julkunen.

WSOY shares the common values of the Bonnier Group which are passion for publishing, power of the individual, freedom of speech, and commitment of a family company. In addition to these, WSOY places emphasis on creativity, open-mindedness, and courage.

Ms. Anna-Riikka Carlson
Publisher, domestic fiction
+358 10 5060 256

Ms. Leena Balme
Publisher, translated fiction
+358 10 5060 0161

Mr. Henrikki Timgren
Publisher, non-fiction
+358 10 6836 248

Ms. Pälvi Kuosmanen
Publishing Manager, non-fiction
+358 10 5060 219

Mr. Joni Strandberg
Publishing Manager, non-fiction
+358 10 5060 244

Ms. Paula Halkola
Publisher, C&J
+358 10 5060 259

Bonnier Rights

Bonnier Rights is a literary agency that sells foreign-language publishing rights to high-quality Finnish fiction, children’s books, YA, and illustrated and narrative non-fiction. Bonnier Rights Finland represents selected authors and illustrators who work with the publishers that make up Werner Söderström Ltd, a subsidiary of the international media house Bonnier. Bonnier Rights also represents film rights on behalf of selected authors.

Our worldwide contacts and broad experience in negotiating and licensing translation rights in different language areas, either directly or through professional subagents, guarantee the authors and their books the best possible publishers abroad. Opening new doors in international publishing is our core activity in paving the way for Finnish authors into new and devoted homes all over the world.

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