Salla Simukka’s As Red as Blood gets another starred review in the U.S!

SimukkaJun182014We are excited to report that the first entry in Salla Simukka’s Snow White Trilogy, As Red as Blood, (Punainen kuin veri, Tammi 2013) has received its second starred review in the U.S prior to its August release by Amazon Publishing/Skyscape. Esteemed literary publication Kirkus Reviews, originally established in the 1930s, praises the book in its July 15th issue:

”This trilogy opener from a talented young author has a bracing energy that stands up to the most muscular of Scandinavian thrillers and a heroine more than equal to her competition…Fairy tales, like mysteries, present uncompromising moral imperatives—no soft, comforting shades of gray for even the youngest readers. Limned in stark red, white and black, this cold, delicate snowflake of a tale sparkles with icy magic.
-Kirkus Reviews
, July 15th (online June 18th)

Earlier this month, Publishers Weekly gave As Red as Blood a starred review: ”Fans of Nesbø and Larsson won’t be disappointed,” the review stated (read it here).

This summer the book will also be published by Mondadori in Italy as Rosso il sangue. Popular Italian fantasy and mystery writer Barbara Baraldi recently raved about it on her blog:

”I loved Lumikki’s story: it’s a thriller for both YA and adult readers. A fascinating story with a strong character, a modern Snow White who does not believe in happy endings at all.”
-Author Barbara Baraldi, Italy

In France, Hachette Livre will publish As Red as Blood (Je m’appelle Lumikki I) in November simultaneously in the YA and adult markets, under the imprints Hachette Black Moon and Livre de Poche Editions.

The Snow White Trilogy has been sold in 43 territories to date. As Red As Blood has thus far been published in Belgium and the Netherlands by Clavis, in the Czech Republic by Egmont, in Estonia by Pegasus, in Greece by Metaichmio, in Hungary by Athenaeum, in Lithuania by Alma Littera, in Norway by Gyldendal, in Poland by Foksal and in Romania by Trei.

RIGHTS SOLD IN 43 TERRITORIES:
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
FAROE ISLANDS, Bókadeildin
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:
English edition 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


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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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