Author Salla Simukka has kept busy this spring, traveling internationally to meet readers of the Snow White Trilogy, the rights to which have sold in 48 territories. Several international publishers are launching Book III in the trilogy, As Black as Ebony (Tammi 2014), this year.
In late March Simukka visited Poland as the quest of her local publisher Foksal and the Embassy of Finland, and this month she met readers at the Litteralund festival in Lund in addition to traveling to Malmö and Stockholm as the guest of her Swedish publisher Rabén & Sjögren. Other planned travels for 2015 include visits to Vienna, Austria and Riga, Latvia, and appearances at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and the Gothenburg Book Fair.
As Black as Ebony (Tammi 2014) has already been launched in Poland by Foksal, in Estonia by Pegasus, in the Netherlands by Clavis and in Latvia by Zvaigzne. The World English edition will be published in the U.S by Amazon/Skyscape and in the UK by Hot Key Books in August. Contact the Agency for full English texts of all three books!
The series continues to generate international press. See here for a story on Simukka’s use of music in Book II, As White as Snow (Tammi 2013), in the literature blog of the Young Adult Library Services Association in the U.S, and here for an author spotlight on Simukka on fantasy author LG O’Connor’s blog!
“Lumikki is a strong character who is smart and scrappy, yet has the vulnerabilities of a teenager who is still searching for her identity,” O’Connor wrote in her review of As White as Snow.
New international praise for Book II, As White as Snow:
“[Lumikki] is what makes this series so darn good. I love the fact that she’s very resourceful and genuinely likes her own company and spending time on her own. It’s refreshing to see a character who is more of an introvert and doesn’t crave the company of a crowd of people. There’s something very appealing about her which draws the reader in and makes you want to discover more about her.”
– A Dream of Books literature blog, UK
“Part II in the Snow White Trilogy lived up to its predecessor with a strong protagonist who enters the world of a religious cult while struggling with the discovery of her own roots. A book that one reads in one breath.”
– Buscando un Dandy blog, Spain
The Snow White Trilogy comprises As Red as Blood, As White as Snow and As Black as Ebony. Starring a headstrong, haunted and sharp 17-year-old girl named Lumikki Andersson, the series has received praise from numerous international publications including Financial Times and The Guardian, and starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews and Booklist.
See the Snow White Trilogy trailer here.
The official Snow White Trilogy page: snowwhitetrilogy.wordpress.com
RIGHTS SOLD IN 48 TERRITORIES: THE SNOW WHITE TRILOGY
Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi
ALBANIA, Botime B-Books
ARAB WORLD, Arab Scientific
ARGENTINA, Nuevo Extremo
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA, BTC Sahinpasic
BRAZIL, Novo Conceito
CATALAN, La Galera
CHINA, Modern Press
FAROE ISLANDS, Bókadeildin
FRANCE, Hachette Livre
GEORGIA, Bakur Sulakauri
INDONESIA, Kompas Gramedia/Bhuana Ilmu Populer
KOREA, Gimm Young
LITHUANIA, Alma Littera
MACEDONIA, Bata Press
MALAYSIA, Buku Fixi
MONTENEGRO, BTC Sahinpasic
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 books 1-2
Full English text of book 3
French edition of book 1
Finnish editions of books 1-3