Finland Prize 2013 for Salla Simukka

simukka_finlandPrizeWe are thrilled to announce that Salla Simukka has received the Finland Prize 2013. The Minister of Culture, Mr. Paavo Arhinmäki awarded the Finland Prize to seven accomplished artists in Helsinki yesterday. Established in 1993, the Finland Prize is worth 26.000 euros and is awarded in recognition of a significant career in arts, an exceptional artistic achievement, or a promising breakthrough.

The Finland Prize jury’s motivations:

Salla Simukka is a Finnish writer and translator, who also works as a literary critic for the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat and the weekly Suomen Kuvalehti and as an associate editor at a literary publication for young people, Lukufiilis. She has studied Nordic Philology, Finnish Language, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing and Women’s Studies at the University of Turku.

Published in 2002, Simukka’s debut, the youth novel When Angels Look Away (Kun enkelit katsovat muualle, WSOY 2002) is a love story between two teenage girls. Her novels Without a Trace (Jäljellä, Tammi 2012) and Elsewhere (Toisaalla, Tammi 2012) are a dystopia set in the near future in a world where being ordinary counts for nothing. For this pair of books, Salla Simukka was awarded the 2012 Topelius Prize.

Salla Simukka made her exceptionally strong international breakthrough with her Snow White Trilogy, YA thrillers starring Lumikki Andersson. The opening of the series, As Red as Blood (Punainen kuin veri, Tammi 2013), was released in Finland in Spring 2013, with the second part, As White as Snow (Valkea kuin lumi, Tammi 2013), following hot on the heels in Fall 2013. The rights to the trilogy have been sold in 37 territories worldwide. No other Finnish author has achieved such success before.

Simukka_Punainen kuin veri_Romania_teksti allaRIGHTS SOLD in 37 territories:

ALBANIA, Botime B-Books
ARAB WORLD, Arab Scientific
BELGIUM, Clavis
BRAZIL, Novo Conceito
BULGARIA, Egmont
CATALAN, La Galera
CHINA, Modern Press
CROATIA, Znanje
CZECH, Egmont
DENMARK, Gyldendal
ESTONIA, Pegasus
FRANCE, Hachette Livre
GEORGIA, Bakur Sulakauri
GERMANY, Arena
GREECE, Metaichmio
HUNGARY, Athenaeum
ICELAND, Forlagid
INDONESIA, Kompas Gramedia/Bhuana Ilmu Populer
ISRAEL, Yedioth
ITALY, Mondadori
KOREA, Gimm Young
LATVIA, Zvaigzne
Simukka_Punainen kuin veri_Czech_teksti allaLITHUANIA, Alma Littera
NETHERLANDS, Clavis
NORWAY, Gyldendal
POLAND, Foksal/WAB
PORTUGAL, Presença
ROMANIA, Trei
RUSSIA, Eksmo
SERBIA, Vulkan
SLOVENIA, Mladinska
SPAIN, La Galera
SWEDEN, Rabén & Sjögren
TAIWAN, Emily Publishing
TURKEY, Altin Kitaplar
UK, Hot Key Books
US, Amazon Publishing/Skyscape
Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi

Reading material:
In English, German and Italian.

World rights and enquiries:
Elina Ahlbäck, Literary Agent – Elina@ahlbackagency.com – tel. + 358 400 548 402

Salla Simukka


Salla Simukka is the author of the international success story The Snow White Trilogy: rights are sold in 52 territories and in Hollywood. She has written several novels for young readers and her accolades include the Topelius Prize 2013 and the Finland Prize 2013.

Previously Simukka has written book reviews for the newspapers, translated all kinds of texts into Finnish, worked an editor at a literary magazine and as a screenwriter for a popular TV show for young audiences. These days she writes books for young adults and children, and travels the world talking about them.

Bibliography


Salla Simukka

Sisterland

2016, Middle-Grade


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As Red as Blood

2013, Young Adults


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As White as Snow

2013, Young Adults


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As Black as Ebony

2014, Young Adults


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Elsewhere

2012, Young Adults


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Without a Trace

2012, Young Adults


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When Angels look away

2002/2015, Young Adults


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Minute Waltz

2004/2015, Young Adults


Salla Simukka

Turn Off the Lights! Turn On the Lights!

2018, Young Adults

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