Finnish crime trilogies, Palokaski and Snow White, conquer new territories!

SimukkaPalokaski03092014We are excited to announce that two Finnish hit crime trilogies, Salla Simukka’s Snow White Trilogy and J.K. Johansson’s Palokaski Trilogy (both published by Tammi in Finland), have been picked up by new international publishers. BTC Sahinpasic acquired rights to The Snow White Trilogy in Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro, marking the 45th and 46th territory in which Simukka’s hit YA series has been sold. Meanwhile, Albatros Media/XYZ in the Czech Republic acquired the Palokaski Trilogy.

The Snow White Trilogy comprises As Red as Blood, As White as Snow and As Black as Ebony. Starring a headstrong, haunted and sharp 17-year-old girl named Lumikki Andersson, the series has received rave reviews and buzz around the globe, including a praise from the Financial Times and starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews and Booklist.

A hybrid of Twin Peaks, Gone Girl and Nordic crime, the page-turning Palokaski Trilogy comprises Laura, Noora and Venla. It centres on the disappearance of three girls in an ordinary Finnish suburb and dives into the online-dominated lives of modern teenagers. The trilogy was published in Poland and the Netherlands to an enthusiastic critical reception this summer.

“This book feels realistic and disturbingly rooted in everyday life…it is an allegory for the ambiguity and deception present in our virtual lives in the 21st century.”
Krytycznym okiem (“A Critical Eye“) culture blog, Poland

See the Snow White Trilogy trailer here.

The official Snow White Trilogy page: snowwhitetrilogy.wordpress.com

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RIGHTS SOLD IN 46 TERRITORIES: THE SNOW WHITE TRILOGY
Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi
ALBANIA, Botime B-Books
ARAB WORLD, Arab Scientific
AZERBAIJAN, Qanun
BELGIUM, Clavis
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA, BTC Sahinpasic
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
MONTENEGRO, BTC Sahinpasic
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 materials: The Snow White Trilogy
English edition of book 1
French edition of book 1
Finnish editions of books 1-3

RIGHTS SOLD: THE PALOKASKI TRILOGY
BELGIUM, The House of Books
CZECH REPUBLIC, Albatros Media/XYZ
GERMANY, Suhrkamp
GREECE, Kedros
NETHERLANDS, The House of Books
POLAND, Literackie
Film & TV Rights, Eyeworks/Warner Bros.

Reading materials: The Palokaski Trilogy
English sample of Laura
English synopses of Laura, Noora, Venla
Polish edition of Laura
Dutch edition of Laura
Finnish editions of Laura and Noora

Contact: info@ahlbackagency.com

J. K. Johansson

J. K. Johansson is the pen name of a group of professional storytellers. Johansson loves Nordic crime novels, HBO series, well-written sex scenes, and reading the book before seeing the movie. The Palokaski Trilogy, set in a suburb near Helsinki, is a tense psychological thriller and a tangled relationship and family drama in an internet-dominated society.


Rights sold:

The Palokaski Trilogy

ESTONIA, Pegasus
GERMANY, Suhrkamp
GREECE, Kedros
NETHERLANDS, The House of Books
POLAND, Literackie
FILM AND TV RIGHTS, Nordisk Film TV

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.