What’s OGA?

Otava Group Agency (OGA)

Otava Group Agency (OGA) was founded in 2006. It represents foreign rights for Otava Publishing Company Ltd and Like Publishing Ltd.


Otava Publishing Company Ltd

Otava Publishing Company Ltd is a major Finnish publishing house with a history that stretches back over 120 years. Otava is a bold, principled publisher whose current roster of authors includes leading writers from Finland and abroad, much-loved storytellers and promising young authors. Tradition and new ideas walk hand in hand at Otava, and Otava’s publishing is guided by an exuberant enthusiasm and a commitment to high quality.

Otava has been publishing Finnish-language literature since 1890. Its main areas are general-interest literature and teaching materials. Otava publishes more than 600 new titles by Finnish and foreign authors annually: fiction and non-fiction, books for children and young people, comics and teaching materials textbooks and multimedia. Otava is known and respected for its innovative publishing of both commercial and literary successes. Otava’s unconventional attitude and significant investment have also made it a pioneer in electronic publishing, as well as the market leader in general literature.

Otava Publishing Company Ltd is a member of Otava Group, which is a private, independent and financially sound media corporation. It ranks third among graphic communications publishers in Finland. The Group consists of four business areas: book publishing, retail trade, magazine publishing and New Business Functions. The Group also includes Otava Book Printing Ltd, the nationwide book store chain Suomalainen Kirjakauppa Ltd, and Otavamedia Ltd, a magazine publisher that operates the Great Finnish Book Club, Finland’s oldest book club and current market leader.

Otava publishes among others the following international authors: Chimamanda Adichie, Margaret Atwood, Albert Camus, J.M. Coetzee, Patricia Cornwell, Marguerite Duras, Jeffrey Eugenides, Frederick Forsyth, Tess Gerritsen, Joanne Harris, Robert Harris, Alan Hollinghurst, Khaled Hosseini, Siri Hustvedt, Conn Iggulden, E L James, Åsa Larsson, J.M.G.LeClézio, Donna Leon, Doris Lessing, Henning Mankell, Liza Marklund, Alexander McCall Smith, Ian McEwan, Kate Mosse, David Nicholls, Joyce Carol Oates, Michael Ondaatje, Leif GW Persson, J. K. Rowling, Jean-Paul Sartre, Wilbur Smith, Anne Tyler, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Carlos Ruiz Zafón



Like Publishing Ltd

Like Publishing Ltd is a gutsy, offbeat general publisher that broadens readers’ awareness with non-fiction, works of popular culture, literature, and comic books.

Like’s books seek out unknown currents and fresh paths for ideas and culture. Its palette embraces rock’n’roll, crime, love, dark humour, humanism, global responsibility, general radicalism, light and shadows – everything that broadens horizons and illuminates the doors of perception, opens hearts and enriches humanity.

Like was founded in 1987, originally to publish books on cinema. The publishing profile was quickly expanded with 120 titles a year and nowadays Like is one of the largest general interest publishers in Finland. Like belongs to the Otava Group as an independent publishing house.

Like is known for its bold publishing profile, which includes both Finnish and translated fiction, as well as books on contemporary and popular music, cinema, theater, and socially aware, political works.

Foreign authors translated and published by Like include Anna Politkovskaya, Noam Chomsky, Junot Díaz, Marguerite Duras, Jean Genet, James Ellroy, Arnost Lustig, Saul Williams, Vladimir Sorokin, Anthony Burgess, Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Luigi Pirandello, Mark Kurlansky, Anthony de Mello, and Jonathan Glover.



Contact us

Leenastiina Kakko Leenastiina Kakko
Foreign Rights Manager
Fiction (Selling)
Mobile +358 40 7555 527
Hanna Pajunen-Walsh © Loïc Sans Hanna Pajunen-Walsh
International Sales Director
Children’s books, YA (Selling)
Mobile: +44 775 7747 386
Jouko Ruokosenmäki Jouko Ruokosenmäki
Comics and Graphic novels (Selling)
Mobile: +358 400 992241
Maarit Pyötsiä Maarit Pyötsiä
IP Management, Licensing, Co-Branding
Mobile +358 50 4354 847
Madgalena Lindberg Magdalena Lindberg
Publishing Manager, International Sales
Educational publishing (Selling)
Mobile +358 400 803209

The performance rights for Sofi Oksanen’s plays
in Finland and Estonia
More information:


Otava Group Agency
Uudenmaankatu 10
tel. +358-9-19961
fax +358-9-643 136