25th sale of The Snow White Trilogy: Foksal buys Polish rights

We are happy to celebrate the 25th foreign sale of The Snow White Trilogy: The Polish rights of Salla Simukka’s YA thrillers As Red as Blood, As White as Snow and As Black as Ebony have been acquired by Foksal for publication starting in February 2014.

Once upon a time in midwinter, as flakes of snow fell like feathers from heaven, a queen sat sewing at her window, which was framed in black ebony wood.
As she sewed, gazing out at the snow, the needle pricked her finger, bringing forth three drops of blood, which fell onto the snow. Seeing the beauty of the red upon the white, she thought within herself, “Would that I had a child as white as snow, as red as blood, and as black as the wood in this window frame.”
– Salla Simukka: As Red as Blood, translated by Owen F. Witesman

FOREIGN SALES:
Belgium
, Clavis
Bulgaria, Egmont
Catalonia, La Galera
Croatia, Znanje
Czech, Egmont
Denmark, Gyldendal
Estonia, Pegasus
France, Hachette Livre
Germany, Arena Verlag
Greece, Metaichmio
Hungary, Athenaeum
Indonesia, Kompas Gramedia//Bhuana Ilmu Populer
Israel, Yedioth Books
Italy, Mondadori
Latvia, Zvaigzne ABC Publishers
Lithuania, Alma Littera
Netherlands, Clavis
Norway, Gyldendal
Poland, Foksal/WAB
Romania, Editura Trei
Spain, La Galera
Sweden, Rabén & Sjögren
Turkey, Altin Kitaplar
UK, Hot Key Books
US, Amazon Children’s Publishing/Skyscape
Original publisher: Finland, Tammi

Reading material:
In English, German and Italian.

Lumikki Andersson, the main character in Snow White Trilogy, is a 17-year-old girl who has learned to defend herself and to trust no one. She is a lonely wolf and a lonesome survivor. Like Lisbeth Salander for the YA!

Book 1 As Red as Blood (Punainen kuin veri; Tammi February 2013)
The Trilogy kicks off as Lumikki stumbles upon a money laundering operation in her school’s darkroom and is swept into a whirlpool of unpredictable events.
Book 2 As White as Snow
(Valkea kuin lumi; Tammi August 2013)
Lumikki goes backpacking and joins a religious cult in Prague. When it turns out that the cult leaders are planning a mass suicide, Lumikki has to run for her life.
Book 3 As Black as Ebony
(Musta kuin eebenpuu; Tammi February 2014)
Lumikki has to find a way to outwit her stalker before her premiere in the modern-day version of Snow White.

Author bio: Salla Simukka (b. 1981) is a translator and author of juvenile fiction. She has written several novels and one collection of short prose for young readers, and has translated adult fiction, children’s books, and plays. She writes book reviews for the newspapers Helsingin Sanomat and Hämeen Sanomat and the weekly Suomen Kuvalehti. In addition, she is associate editor at a literary publication for young people, Lukufiilis. In January 2013 Salla Simukka was awarded with the Topelius Prize for her novels Without a Trace (Jäljellä, Tammi Spring 2012) and Elsewhere (Toisaalla, Tammi Fall 2012). Established in 1946, the Topelius Prize is Finland’s oldest prize in recognition of the best Finnish book for children and young people. These days, the prize is awarded for the best youth novel.

World rights and enquiries:
Elina Ahlbäck, Literary Agent – Elina@ahlbackagency.com – tel. + 358 400 548 402

About author


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.  Where It All Begin, published in 2022, is her first novel for adults

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.  She has written books for young adults and children, and now also for adults, and travels the world talking about them.

Bibliography


2022, Literary Fiction

Where It All Begins

Salla Simukka


2021, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

In the Dark I Can Be Yours

Salla Simukka


2020, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

Detained

Salla Simukka


2018, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

Turn off the Lights! Turn on the Lights!

Salla Simukka


2016, Middle Grade (8-12 Years)

Sisterland

Salla Simukka


2014, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

As Black as Ebony

Salla Simukka


2013, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

As Red as Blood

Salla Simukka


2013, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

As White as Snow

Salla Simukka


2012, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

Elsewhere

Salla Simukka


2012, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

Without a trace

Salla Simukka