Snow White Trilogy sold in 40 territories: latest Malaysia!

Simukka_Salla ja kirja_by Ida SaariAuthor Salla Simukka’s massive international success, The Snow White Trilogy, continues its world invasion. Most recently Buku Fixi, publisher of Haruki Murakami in Malaysia, has acquired rights to the trilogy, bringing the total of sold territories to 40. Congratulations Salla!

Earlier this year rights to The Snow White Trilogy were sold in Thailand to Nanmee Books and in Japan to Nishimura. The third entry in the series, As Black as Ebony (Musta kuin eebenpuu, Tammi 2014), debuted in Finland in February to an enthusiastic critical reception.

In December of 2013 (*) Simukka was awarded the prestigious Finland Prize in recognition of a promising breakthrough:

“Salla Simukka made her exceptionally strong international breakthrough with her Snow White Trilogy, YA thrillers starring Lumikki Andersson. The opening of the series, As Red as Blood (Punainen kuin veri, Tammi 2013), was released in Finland in Spring 2013, with the second part, As White as Snow (Valkea kuin lumi, Tammi 2013), following hot on its heels in Fall 2013. Rights to the trilogy have been sold in 37 (*) territories worldwide. No other Finnish author has achieved such success before.”
-The Finland Prize jury

Since the publication of As Red as Blood, the trilogy has been praised by international publishers:

“Discovering these fantastically crafted novels by the very talented Finnish author Salla Simukka has been a real highlight this year for me. Salla’s courageous and vivid heroine, Lumikki, takes us on a compelling journey, and this outstanding sensual thriller sequence will utterly entrance readers!”
-Emily Thomas, Publisher, Hot Key Books, UK

“Salla Simukka’s stories have a lot of atmosphere in every scene, and she is very skilled in plotting out a really suspenseful story and creating wonderful characters. German readers will adore Lumikki.”
Nikoletta Enzmann, Editor, Arena Verlag, Germany

Lumikki is a strong and vibrant heroine whose trials and tribulations I personally look forward to sharing with our readers. No doubt this new voice will have the greatest happily ever after with the French YA community of readers.”
Aurélia Goyens, Editor, Hachette Livre, France

“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

“Salla Simukka writes very intelligent, fluent and exciting books with the right tension and balance between romance, intrigue and crime. We believe Dutch and Belgian young adults will be hungry to read these books.”
Philippe Werck, Publisher, Clavis Books, Netherlands & Belgium

Salla Simukka (b. 1981) is a translator and author of juvenile fiction. She is the winner of the 2013 Topelius Prize for the best Finnish youth novel for Without a Trace (Jäljellä, Tammi Spring 2012) and Elsewhere (Toisaalla, Tammi Fall 2012), as well as the 2013 Finland Prize.

Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi
ALBANIA, Botime B-Books
ARAB WORLD, Arab Scientific
BRAZIL, Novo Conceito
CATALAN, La Galera
CHINA, Modern Press
CZECH, Egmont
DENMARK, Gyldendal
ESTONIA, Pegasus
FRANCE, Hachette Livre
GEORGIA, Bakur Sulakauri
GREECE, Metaichmio
HUNGARY, Athenaeum
ICELAND, Forlagid
INDONESIA, Kompas Gramedia/Bhuana Ilmu Populer
ISRAEL, Yedioth
ITALY, Mondadori
JAPAN, Nishimura
KOREA, Gimm Young
LATVIA, Zvaigzne
LITHUANIA, Alma Littera
NORWAY, Gyldendal
PORTUGAL, Presença
SERBIA, Vulkan
SLOVENIA, Mladinska
SPAIN, La Galera
SWEDEN, Rabén & Sjögren
TAIWAN, Emily Publishing
TURKEY, Altin Kitaplar
UK, Hot Key Books
US, Amazon Publishing/Skyscape

Reading material:
Full English text of book 1
German sample of book 1
Italian sample of book 1
Complex Chinese sample of book 1
Simplified Chinese sample of book 1
Finnish editions of books 1-3


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 Begins, 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.


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+)


Salla Simukka

2018, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

Turn off the Lights! Turn on the Lights!

Salla Simukka

2016, Middle Grade (8-12 Years)


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+)


Salla Simukka

2012, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

Without a Trace

Salla Simukka