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Maria Turtschaninoff

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Maria Turtschaninoff

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Full Name: Maria Turtschaninoff
Born: January 1, 1977
Helsinki, Finland
Occupation: Author
Nationality: Finnish


Maria Turtschaninoff is a Swedish-speaking Finn who has been writing fairy tales from the age of five. However, there was often a twist: the poor farmer boy and the princess he had just saved from the evil witch did not end up marrying, because they "didn't feel like it". Her biggest grief as a child was that no wardrobe led to Narnia.

After a detour as a journalist for a few years Turtschaninoff debuted in 2007 with a middle-grade portal fantasy and has since published four more novels, all YA fantasy. Pushkin Press has acquired world English rights to Maresi and the subsequent two novels in the Red Abbey Chronicles.

She is a two-time winner of the Society of Swedish Literature Prize, a nominee for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, and winner of the 2014 Finlandia Junior Prize. Maria has a Master of Arts in human ecology and works full-time as a writer.

Works in the WWEnd Database

 Non Series Works


 Red Abbey Chronicles

 1. (2014)
 2. (2017)