Rave reviews for Salla Simukka in Sweden

SallaNewsletterSept302014_5Salla Simukka’s phenomenal YA success, the Snow White Trilogy, has been sold in 46 countries and counting! Over 20 international publishers have recently launched the thriller trilogy with Book 1, As Red as Blood (Tammi 2013), while Clavis has published the Dutch edition of Book 2, As White as Snow (Tammi 2013).

Recent international editions of As Red as Blood include Swedish by Rabén & Sjögren, Arabic by Arab Scientific, Complex Chinese by Emily Publishing, Danish by Gyldendal, Hebrew by Yedioth, Serbian by Vulkan and Simplified Chinese by Modern Press. In Germany Arena, meanwhile, has published So rot vie Blut just in time for Frankfurt Book Fair. Upcoming releases include eg. Spanish and Catalan by La Galera in late October, and the French YA edition by Hachette/Black Moon and adult fiction edition by Hachette/Livre de Poche in the beginning of November.

Earlier this month Salla Simukka visited Stockholm and Uppsala as the guest of Rabén & Sjögren to celebrate the Swedish launch of the Snow White Trilogy. Her visit attracted major media attention: Dagens Nyheter newspaper gave As Red as Blood a rave review (see more below), and Uppsala’s daily newspaper UNT published a feature on Simukka’s experiences in the city as an exchange student ten years ago. Simukka also visited Sveriges Radio for an on-air interview.

Next week Salla Simukka will attend the Frankfurt Book Fair, where Finland is Guest of Honour.

Swedish critics have praised As Red as Blood:

“Simukka utilizes snow to a maximum effect, turning it into a lethal area of white stretching between small, warm points of safety… As Red as Blood is an unusual and original suspense story that manages to combine tension with stylistic brilliance.”
Dagens nyheter newspaper, Sweden (also included on the Dagens nyheter list of 2014’s best children’s and YA suspense novels)

“Lumikki is a really kick-ass heroine. She is like the new Jack Reacher disguised as a high school girl – but without the cheesy one-liners.”
Bokhuset literature blog, Sweden

“This is a really exciting thriller with a main character, Lumikki Andersson, who is difficult not to like, and a movie-like story…Lumikki is like a cross between Buffy Summers and Veronica Mars.”
Old Adult Reads Young Adult literature blog, Sweden

“This book was very intelligently written! … I don’t really know how I will be able to wait until the spring to read the next part in the trilogy — I’m almost contemplating learning Finnish so I can read it now!”
AlexBokhylla literature blog, Sweden

See the Snow White Trilogy trailer here.

The official Snow White Trilogy page: snowwhitetrilogy.wordpress.com

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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 materials: The Snow White Trilogy
English edition of book 1
French edition of book 1
Finnish editions of books 1-3

Contact: info@ahlbackagency.com

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