Salla Simukka’s Sisterland has been nominated for the ’Lasten LukuVarkaus’ award, a literary prize given annually to the best Finnish children’s book for readers up to twelve years old and published in the previous year. The first jury, who shortlist the nominees, comprises professionals in the field of children’s literature, and the winner is selected by a jury of six elementary school pupils. “The story moves with a strong pace and is brimming with imaginative language,” said the jury on the nomination.
Sisterland is a middle-grade fantasy novel about the bonds of friendship in the vein of beloved classics such as Alice in Wonderland and The Snow Queen, with delicate monochrome illustrations by Saku Heinänen. It was published in 2016 by Tammi and has sold in seven territories to date. Please contact the agency for foreign rights inquiries and reading materials!
Salla Simukka is the author of the international success story, the ’Snow White’ trilogy, 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.
FINLAND, Tammi (Original publisher)
FRANCE, Hachette Livre
UNITED STATES, Random House