We are happy to celebrate the 25th foreign sale of The Snow White Trilogy: The Polish rights of Salla Simukka’s YA thrillers As Red as Blood, As White as Snow and As Black as Ebony have been acquired by Foksal for publication starting in February 2014.
Once upon a time in midwinter, as flakes of snow fell like feathers from heaven, a queen sat sewing at her window, which was framed in black ebony wood.
As she sewed, gazing out at the snow, the needle pricked her finger, bringing forth three drops of blood, which fell onto the snow. Seeing the beauty of the red upon the white, she thought within herself, “Would that I had a child as white as snow, as red as blood, and as black as the wood in this window frame.”
– Salla Simukka: As Red as Blood, translated by Owen F. Witesman
Catalonia, La Galera
France, Hachette Livre
Germany, Arena Verlag
Indonesia, Kompas Gramedia//Bhuana Ilmu Populer
Israel, Yedioth Books
Latvia, Zvaigzne ABC Publishers
Lithuania, Alma Littera
Romania, Editura Trei
Spain, La Galera
Sweden, Rabén & Sjögren
Turkey, Altin Kitaplar
UK, Hot Key Books
US, Amazon Children’s Publishing/Skyscape
Original publisher: Finland, Tammi
In English, German and Italian.
Lumikki Andersson, the main character in Snow White Trilogy, is a 17-year-old girl who has learned to defend herself and to trust no one. She is a lonely wolf and a lonesome survivor. Like Lisbeth Salander for the YA!
Book 1 As Red as Blood (Punainen kuin veri; Tammi February 2013)
The Trilogy kicks off as Lumikki stumbles upon a money laundering operation in her school’s darkroom and is swept into a whirlpool of unpredictable events.
Book 2 As White as Snow (Valkea kuin lumi; Tammi August 2013)
Lumikki goes backpacking and joins a religious cult in Prague. When it turns out that the cult leaders are planning a mass suicide, Lumikki has to run for her life.
Book 3 As Black as Ebony (Musta kuin eebenpuu; Tammi February 2014)
Lumikki has to find a way to outwit her stalker before her premiere in the modern-day version of Snow White.
Author bio: Salla Simukka (b. 1981) is a translator and author of juvenile fiction. She has written several novels and one collection of short prose for young readers, and has translated adult fiction, children’s books, and plays. She writes book reviews for the newspapers Helsingin Sanomat and Hämeen Sanomat and the weekly Suomen Kuvalehti. In addition, she is associate editor at a literary publication for young people, Lukufiilis. In January 2013 Salla Simukka was awarded with the Topelius Prize for her novels Without a Trace (Jäljellä, Tammi Spring 2012) and Elsewhere (Toisaalla, Tammi Fall 2012). Established in 1946, the Topelius Prize is Finland’s oldest prize in recognition of the best Finnish book for children and young people. These days, the prize is awarded for the best youth novel.