|Elina Ahlback Literary Agency has produced in collaboration with Kintsugi Agency five cinematic Author Videos.
In Authors’ August, we are extremely proud to launch these unique author videos one by one.In previous weeks we have launched Laura Lindstedt and Max Seeck and this week we are happy to present Salla Simukka!WATCH THE FULL VIDEO HERE:
Salla Simukka: “Books can be someone you can talk to when growing up”
We thank the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture for their financial support of the video project.
The most recent YA title by Salla Simukka is IN THE DARK I CAN BE YOURS, which talks about a relationship between two girls in one summer and about setting yourself free from prejudice.
Salla Simukka is most known for her SNOW WHITE TRILOGY that was sold to 52 countries with a major FILM/TV project in the works.
IN THE DARK I CAN BE YOURS
by Salla Simukka
If your love can only be a secret, will it last?
Salla Simukka is Finland’s most internationally bestselling author with the Snow White Trilogy (sold in 52 countries)
Varpu and Saga are two sixteen-year-old girls that are forced to stay in their hometown for the summer. After just one drunken kiss, prejudice and identity are shattered and it’s revealed how behind the facade, everyone hurts and loves the same.
In The Dark I Can be Yours is a touching and beautiful title about great emotions in the summer. The authentic characters are supported by Simukka’s light and airy narrative. Each side of the book tells one girl’s story, which effortlessly melts together into a summer of love, insecurities, and exploration of two young people.
Download the full English pdf here
SNOW WHITE TRILOGY
by Salla Simukka
#1 As Red as Blood
It’s the coldest winter in decades: the streets of Tampere are frozen and white with snow. And nothing is as red against white snow as blood…
17-year-old Lumikki Andersson goes to a high school of performing arts. She has made it a rule to stay out of things that do not involve her. However, the rule is put to the test on leap day when she finds washed five hundred euro notes hung to dry in her school’s darkroom. Soon Lumikki finds herself caught in a tangled web of international drug trafficking.
#2 As White as Snow
Lumikki Andersson is backpacking in Prague, where the weather is scorching hot. A girl approaches her in a small café and claims to be her stepsister. Lumikki’s parents seem to be hiding a secret concerning the family’s past, so the girl’s claim rouses Lumikki’s interest. Despite her erratic behaviour, the girl manages to persuade Lumikki to join a religious community. But the religion of the cult is not pure; and innocence is not as white as snow…
#3 As Black as Ebony
Lumikki Andersson is set to play the leading role in a modern-day version of Snow White at her high school. As opening night approaches, Lumikki starts receiving notes from a secret admirer whose infatuation soon turns out to be a dangerous obsession. The admirer threatens to turn the premiere into a bloodbath unless Lumikki consents to his demands. Time is running out, the opening night is just around the corner and Lumikki has to find a way to outwit the stalker with a soul as black as ebony.
Download the English editions for the series here