Hot Key signs Snow White trilogy

Hot Key signs Snow White trilogy

Hot Key Books has signed Finnish author Salla Simukka's Snow White Trilogy, bringing the sales total up to 15 territories.

Publisher Emily Thomas signed UK rights to the trilogy from Elina Ahlbäck at Elina Ahlbäck Literary Agency.

Thomas said: "Discovering these fantastically crafted novels by the very talented Finnish author Salla Simukka has been a real highlight this year for me. Salla's courageous and vivid heroine, Lumikki, takes us on a compelling journey, and this outstanding sensual thriller sequence will utterly entrance readers! We are thrilled to be the UK home for The Snow White Trilogy"

The trilogy has been sold to Belgium (Clavis); Croatia (Znanje); Czech (Egmont); Denmark (Gyldendal); Estonia (Pegasus); France (Hachette Livre); Germany (Arena Verlag); Indonesia (Kompas Gramedia); Netherlands (Clavis); Norway (Gyldendal); Sweden (Rabén & Sjögren); Turkey (Altin Kitaplar); and Bulgaria. North American rights were acquired by Amazon Children’s Publishing/Skyscape.

Ahlbäck said: "Foreign sales’ deals have been concluded to date in 13 territories . . . This is a historical breakthrough of a Finnish YA author and we congratulate Salla Simukka for her global success."

Book one, As Red as Blood was published in Finland by Tammi in February 2013, with As White as Snow in October 2013 and As Black as Ebony in spring 2014. Hot Key Books will begin publishing the trilogy in 2014.

Simukka is a translator and book reviewer, and associate editor at literary publication for young people, Lukufiilis. In January she was awarded  the Topelius Prize for her novels Without a Trace (Jäljellä, Tammi) and Elsewhere (Toisaalla, Tammi).


c Ida Saari