World premier in Dutch for Salla Simukka!

Simukka_DutchWe are so happy to report that Salla Simukka’s Topelius Prize winning dystopian YA novels Without a Trace (Jäljellä, Tammi Spring 2012) and Elsewhere (Toisaalla, Tammi Fall 2012) have been published simultaneously in Dutch by Clavis Books to an enthusiastic reception! Spoorloos and Een Andere Wereld, translated by Sophie Kuiper, are the first foreign editions of Simukka’s works, famous for the internationally bestselling Snow White Trilogy which is sold in 37 territories to date. Clavis plans to follow with the release of the first installment in the Trilogy, As Red as Blood (Punainen kuin veri, Tammi 2013), in Spring 2014.

Established in 1946, the Topelius Prize is Finland’s oldest prize in recognition of the best Finnish book for children and young people. Jury’s motivations:

Salla Simukka’s novels [Without a Trace and Elsewhere] form an integrated whole. Both works resonate with important themes regarding individuals – such as daring to be yourself – as well as society, including the pressure to succeed, power and freedom of choice. The books also take a stance on the values of the contemporary world. For too many young people, the virtual world becomes all too real. Salla Simukka portrays family relationships in a realistic, non-sensationalised way, without any great entanglements. This allows the book’s main storyline to remain strong.

Salla Simukka (b. 1981) is a translator and author of juvenile fiction. She has written 11 YA novels and one collection of short prose for young readers, and has translated adult fiction, children’s books, and plays. Salla also 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.

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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. Simukka has been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award  every year 2021–2024. Where It All Begins, published in 2022, is her first novel for adults and in 2024 she started a collaboration with JP Ahonen on a middle grade novel.

Previously Simukka has written book reviews for the newspapers, translated all kinds of texts into Finnish, worked as an editor at a literary magazine and as a screenwriter for a popular TV show for young audiences.  She has also been working on the programme of Turku Book Fair in 2017–2020.

Bibliography


2024, Middle Grade (8-12 Years)

The Secret Staircase

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2022, Literary Fiction

Where It All Begins

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2021, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

In the Dark I Can Be Yours

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2020, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

Detained

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2018, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

Turn off the Lights! Turn on the Lights!

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2016, Middle Grade (8-12 Years)

Sisterland

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2014, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

As Black as Ebony

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2013, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

As Red as Blood

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2013, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

As White as Snow

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2012, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

Elsewhere

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2012, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

Without a Trace

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