Rights to Salla Simukka’s Snow White Trilogy sold in Slovakia: 42 total territories!

Simukka newsletter May52014We are thrilled to announce that Verbarium in Slovakia has acquired rights to Salla Simukka’s global smash success, The Snow White Trilogy, bringing Simukka’s total number of sold territories to 42.

”It’s a real YA ’thrillogy,’ which will send shivers through Slovak readers too,” said Verbarium editor Ildiko Janco Meszaros in praise of the series.

Earlier this year rights to the YA trilogy were sold in Japan to Nishimura, in Malaysia to Buku Fixi, in Thailand to Nanmee Books and in Vietnam to Alpha Books.

The first entry in the series, As Red as Blood (Punainen kuin veri, Tammi 2013), has already been published in several countries, including Norway (Gyldendal), Romania (Trei), the Czech Republic (Egmont), Poland (Foksal), Greece (Metaixmio), Hungary (Athaeneum) and the Netherlands and Belgium (Clavis). World English publication by Hot Key in the UK and Amazon in the U.S is scheduled for August.

The third part in the series, As Black as Ebony (Musta kuin eebenpuu, Tammi 2014) was published in February in Finland to an enthusiastic critical reception.

As Black as Ebony is stylishly constructed entertainment, but it also addresses weightier issues. In narrating Lumikki’s tragic family history the author reminds us of the importance of communication and openness.”
Etelä-Saimaa newspaper, Finland

“Simukka has once again done excellent work. The overlapping theme in the story, the hide-and-seek game between the pursuer and the pursued, hits a nerve. Smart narration creates an electric mood.”
Keskisuomalainen newspaper, Finland

The Snow White Trilogy tells the story of Lumikki Andersson, a fiercely self-reliant and headstrong 17-year-old living in the city of Tampere in Finland. As she comes face-to-face with criminal operations and life-threatening situations, she is also forced to examine her own dark side. A lone wolf, she is like Lisbeth Salander for the YA readership.

Salla Simukka (b. 1981) is a translator and author of juvenile fiction. She is the winner of the 2013 Topelius Prize for the best Finnish youth novel for Without a Trace (Jäljellä, Tammi Spring 2012) and Elsewhere (Toisaalla, Tammi Fall 2012), as well as the 2013 Finland Prize. The Snow White Trilogy comprises As Red as Blood, As White as Snow (Valkoinen kuin lumi, Tammi 2013) and As Black as Ebony (Musta kuin eebenpuu, Tammi 2014).

RIGHTS SOLD:
Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi
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, Metaixmio
HUNGARY, Athenaeum
ICELAND, Forlagid
INDONESIA, Kompas Gramedia/Bhuana Ilmu Populer
ISRAEL, Yedioth
ITALY, Mondadori
JAPAN, Nishimura
KOREA, Gimm Young
LATVIA, Zvaigzne
LITHUANIA, Alma Littera
MALAYSIA, Buku Fixi
NETHERLANDS, Clavis
NORWAY, Gyldendal
POLAND, Foksal/WAB
PORTUGAL, Presença
ROMANIA, Trei
RUSSIA, Eksmo
SERBIA, Vulkan
SLOVAKIA, Verbarium
SLOVENIA, Mladinska
SPAIN, La Galera
SWEDEN, Rabén & Sjögren
TAIWAN, Emily Publishing
THAILAND, Nanmee Books
TURKEY, Altin Kitaplar
UK, Hot Key Books
U.S, Amazon Publishing/Skyscape
VIETNAM, Alpha Books

Reading material:
Full English text of book 1
German sample of book 1
Italian sample of book 1
Complex Chinese sample of book 1
Simplified Chinese sample of book 1
Finnish editions of books 1-3

Contact: info@ahlbackagency.com

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


Salla Simukka

As Red as Blood

2013, Young Adults


Salla Simukka

As White as Snow

2013, Young Adults


Salla Simukka

As Black as Ebony

2014, Young Adults


Salla Simukka

Elsewhere

2012, Young Adults


Salla Simukka

Without a Trace

2012, Young Adults


Salla Simukka

When Angels look away

2002/2015, Young Adults


Salla Simukka

Minute Waltz

2004/2015, Young Adults


Salla Simukka

Turn Off the Lights! Turn On the Lights!

2018, Young Adults

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