Hanna Pajunen-Walsh joins Otava Group Agency

News from Otava Group Agency

Otava Group Agency (OGA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Hanna Pajunen-Walsh, MA, BBA as International Sales Director for children’s and YA books, representing Foreign Rights worldwide. She will be based in London, starting in her post in October at Frankfurt Book Fair. Pajunen-Walsh has extensive international experience in book and toy industry for over 20 years, most recently in London where she has worked at Walker Books in their Foreign Rights and Special Sales departments since 2006. She is a native Finn, who lives in London with her Irish husband and two bilingual children. From October 17th she can be contacted at hanna.pajunen-walsh@otava.fi

“These are exciting times for Finnish children’s and YA literature. There is a strong international interest and awareness in Finnish books. Otava has wonderful established authors and illustrators and fresh talents to bring to new audiences. I am so thrilled and proud to represent their amazing list abroad”, says Pajunen-Walsh.

“We are delighted to welcome Hanna, who will bring with her the experience and dedication necessary to push our international sales, to introduce our authors to new markets and take their books in the hands of readers worldwide”, says OTAVA GROUP AGENCY’s  Director Minna Castrén.

OGA represents among others the following Children’s Book and YA authors and illustrators: Mauri Kunnas (who has been published in 36 countries), Aino Havukainen and Sami Toivonen, Siri Kolu, Ninka Reittu, Oili Tanninen, Anttu Harlin and Joonas Utti.

Leenastiina Kakko continues as Foreign Rights Manager for Adult Fiction at Otava Group Agency’s.


For more information please contact:

Minna Castrén

+358 50 5286718