Rave reviews for Salla Simukka in Sweden

SallaNewsletterSept302014_5Salla Simukka’s phenomenal YA success, the Snow White Trilogy, has been sold in 46 countries and counting! Over 20 international publishers have recently launched the thriller trilogy with Book 1, As Red as Blood (Tammi 2013), while Clavis has published the Dutch edition of Book 2, As White as Snow (Tammi 2013).

Recent international editions of As Red as Blood include Swedish by Rabén & Sjögren, Arabic by Arab Scientific, Complex Chinese by Emily Publishing, Danish by Gyldendal, Hebrew by Yedioth, Serbian by Vulkan and Simplified Chinese by Modern Press. In Germany Arena, meanwhile, has published So rot vie Blut just in time for Frankfurt Book Fair. Upcoming releases include eg. Spanish and Catalan by La Galera in late October, and the French YA edition by Hachette/Black Moon and adult fiction edition by Hachette/Livre de Poche in the beginning of November.

Earlier this month Salla Simukka visited Stockholm and Uppsala as the guest of Rabén & Sjögren to celebrate the Swedish launch of the Snow White Trilogy. Her visit attracted major media attention: Dagens Nyheter newspaper gave As Red as Blood a rave review (see more below), and Uppsala’s daily newspaper UNT published a feature on Simukka’s experiences in the city as an exchange student ten years ago. Simukka also visited Sveriges Radio for an on-air interview.

Next week Salla Simukka will attend the Frankfurt Book Fair, where Finland is Guest of Honour.

Swedish critics have praised As Red as Blood:

”Simukka utilizes snow to a maximum effect, turning it into a lethal area of white stretching between small, warm points of safety… As Red as Blood is an unusual and original suspense story that manages to combine tension with stylistic brilliance.”
Dagens nyheter newspaper, Sweden (also included on the Dagens nyheter list of 2014’s best children’s and YA suspense novels)

”Lumikki is a really kick-ass heroine. She is like the new Jack Reacher disguised as a high school girl – but without the cheesy one-liners.”
Bokhuset literature blog, Sweden

”This is a really exciting thriller with a main character, Lumikki Andersson, who is difficult not to like, and a movie-like story…Lumikki is like a cross between Buffy Summers and Veronica Mars.”
Old Adult Reads Young Adult literature blog, Sweden

”This book was very intelligently written! … I don’t really know how I will be able to wait until the spring to read the next part in the trilogy — I’m almost contemplating learning Finnish so I can read it now!”
AlexBokhylla literature blog, Sweden

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

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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