Japanese rights deal for Hannu Rajaniemi

The John Jarrold Literary Agency has announced that Pippa Wright, Rights Manager at Orion, has sold Japanese rights to highly-praised SF debut The Quantum Thief by Finnish science fiction novelist resident in Scotland, Hannu Rajaniemi, to Hayakawa via sub-agent Miko Yamanouchi from Japan Uni.

World rights in The Quantum Thief, plus two further books, were acquired pre-emptively by Simon Spanton of Gollancz  from agent John Jarrold for a high five-figure sum in pounds sterling, on the basis of one chapter.  Rights have also been sold in the USA, Germany, Spain, Turkey and Finland.

Hayakawa also recently acquired Japanese rights to Hannu’s highly-praised story His Master’s Voice for their SF Magazine.