Snow White Trilogy sold in 44 territories: Latest Azerbaijan!

Salla_newsletterAug272014We are excited to announce that Qanun in Azerbaijan, home to Nobel Prize winners such as Herta Müller and Orhan Pamuk, has acquired rights to Salla Simukka’s Snow White Trilogy.

Rights are now sold in a phenomenal 44 territories!

Tomorrow, August 28th, Salla Simukka will appear at Washington, D.C’s esteemed Politics and Prose bookstore with Emmi Itäranta, author of Memory of Water. See here for information.

The U.S, UK and Australian publication of As Red as Blood, Book 1 in the trilogy, is continuing to garner positive reviews. It has previously received three starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews and Booklist, and a rave from Financial Times.

Most recently the book was selected as one of Publishers Weekly‘s Books of the Week for the week of August 25th.

New reviews for As Red as Blood:

“In YA, we have a heck of a lot of books set in the US from US authors and it’s about time we read from all over the world! [As Red as Blood] is dark and moves at a fast pace, with moments I found myself on the edge of my seat going “No!” and it’s a gritty crime. YA is slowly getting more crime and thrillers but this might be one of the darkest/tensest I have read in a while.”
The Pewter Wolf literature blog, the UK

“This is a fast-paced, beautifully written contemporary thriller that brings to mind the current wave of Scandinavian crime…It’s a must-read for crime- and thriller-lovers. Luckily it’s the first in a trilogy, because I can’t wait to get my hands on the next instalment.”
Readings book retailer’s blog, Australia

“This is a fast-paced read that will appeal to anyone who enjoys ‘Scandi lit’ or ‘Nordic noir’, as I’ve recently seen this genre described. Combining dark elements of well-known fairytales with the more traditional thriller components, it’s also the first in the Snow White Trilogy, with As White as Snow and As Black as Ebony to follow.”
Kids’ Book Review literature blog, Australia

Salla Simukka (b. 1981) is the winner of the 2013 Topelius Prize for the best Finnish youth novel for Without a Trace and Elsewhere, as well as the 2013 Finland Prize. The Snow White Trilogy comprises As Red as Blood, As White as Snow and As Black as Ebony.

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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
FAROE ISLANDS, Bókadeildin
FRANCE, Hachette Livre
GEORGIA, Bakur Sulakauri
GREECE, Metaixmio
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
SLOVAKIA, Verbarium
SLOVENIA, Mladinska
SPAIN, La Galera
SWEDEN, Rabén & Sjögren
TAIWAN, Emily Publishing
THAILAND, Nanmee Books
TURKEY, Altin Kitaplar
UK, Hot Key Books
U.S, Amazon Publishing/Skyscape
VIETNAM, Alpha Books

Reading material:
English edition of book 1
French edition of book 1
German sample of book 1
Italian 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 53 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.


2024, Middle Grade (8-12 Years)

The Secret Staircase

Salla Simukka

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