We are thrilled to announce the 21st foreign sale of The Snow White Trilogy: Italian rights of Salla Simukka’s YA thrillers in the Snow White Trilogy have been sold to Mondadori for publication in 2014-2015. The Lithuanian rights have been acquired by Alma Littera and the Latvian rights by Zvaigzne ABC Publishers.
Snow White Trilogy is a worldwide phenomena:
“The phrase ‘grabs you and doesn’t let go’ never made more sense. More importantly, this quells any doubt about whether commercial appeal is antithetic to literary quality.”
– Iolanda Batallé Prats, Publishing Director, La Galera, Spain & Catalan
Catalan, La Galera
France, Hachette Livre
Germany, Arena Verlag
Indonesia, Kompas Gramedia//Bhuana Ilmu Populer
Latvia, Zvaigzne ABC Publishers
Lithuania, Alma Littera
Spain, La Galera
Sweden, Rabén & Sjögren
Turkey, Altin Kitaplar
UK, Hot Key Books
US, Amazon Children’s Publishing/Skyscape
Original publisher: Finland, Tammi
In English, German, Italian and Polish.
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 October 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 Sping 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