Random House U.S. pre-empts Sisterland by Salla Simukka!

simukkanewsWe’re very proud to announce that Random House in the U.S. has acquired the World English rights of Sisterland by Salla Simukka in a pre-empt.

The Crown Books for Young Readers, imprint of Random House Children’s Books, will also newly publish Simukka’s YA hit, The Snow White Trilogy: As Red As Blood, As White As Snow and As Black As Ebony, which is sold in over 52 territories. Now they are spellbound by Sisterland, the middle-grade fantasy novel, echoing The Snow Queen and Alice in Wonderland:

“It is so wonderful that now Salla Simukka brings her richly evocative voice to middle grade readers. Sisterland is magical writing at its best.  When readers enter into the Garden of Secrets, they will be treated to a mysterious fantasy world full of whimsy and wonder, the stunning backdrop for an adventure that will test the bounds of courage and the bonds of friendship and loyalty.  Just as she has shown in her As Red As Blood teen series, Simukka continues to prove that she is one of today’s most talented children’s writers.
–  Phoebe Yeh, VP, Publisher, Crown Books for Young Readers

About the book:
The 11-year-old Alice falls through the snow and lands in the summery world of Sisterland – and in a much-awaited adventure! In the heart of Sisterland lies a garden full of all kinds of peculiar creatures: wind faeries, dream weavers and asking flowers. Together with her new friend Marissa they must find the queen who rules the Sisterland to end the snowfall in their own world.

The Finnish edition will be published by Tammi in October 2016 with delicate black-and-white illustrations by Saku Heinänen.

About the author:
Salla Simukka (b. 1981) is one of Finland’s most internationally successful authors and a winner of the Finland Prize and Topelius Prize. She writes books for young adults and children and travels the world talking about them.

With these wonderfully happy news the Agency is thrilled to celebrate its 7th Anniversary and warmly congratulates Finland’s most internationally acclaimed author, translated in 52 territories, the Finland Prize winner, Salla Simukka!

Click here for the English sample and synopsis of Sisterland!

RIGHTS SOLD: Sisterland
FINLAND, Tammi (Original publisher)
UNITED STATES, Random House

RIGHTS SOLD: The Snow White Trilogy
FINLAND, Tammi (Original publisher)
ALBANIA, Botime B-Books
ARAB WORLD, Arab Scientific
ARGENTINA, Nuevo Extremo
AZERBAIJAN, Qanun
BELGIUM, Clavis
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA, BTC Sahinpasic
BRAZIL, Novo Conceito
BULGARIA, Egmont
CANADA (French), Hachette Livre
CATALAN, La Galera
CHINA, Modern Press
CROATIA, Znanje
CZECH REPUBLIC, Egmont
DENMARK, Gyldendal
ESTONIA, Pegasus
FAROE ISLANDS, Bókadeildin
FRANCE, Hachette Livre
GEORGIA, Bakur Sulakauri
GERMANY, Arena
GREECE, Metaixmio
HUNGARY, Athenaeum
ICELAND, Forlagid
INDONESIA, Gramedia/Bhuana Ilmu Populer
ISRAEL, Yedioth
ITALY, Mondadori
JAPAN, Nishimura
KOREA, Gimm Young
LATVIA, Zvaigzne
LITHUANIA, Alma Littera
MACEDONIA, Bata Press
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
UNITED KINGDOM & COMMONWEALTH, Hot Key Books
UNITED STATES & CANADA, Random House
VIETNAM, Alpha Books

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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