Białostocki Ośrodek Kultury, Foksal Publishing Group and the Embassy of Finland invite to a meeting with Salla Simukka – Finnish author of best-selling crime novels for young people
Hosted by: Milka Malzahn
The meeting will be held with the participation of Polish language interpreter.
Salli Simukki sensational trilogy inspired by Grimm’s poem Snow White, has the typical Scandinavian gloom, the appropriate dose of fear and so popular in thrillers and an unexpected solution.
The first volume: Red as a blood / translation: Sebastian Musielak
This is the first part of Salla Simukka trilogy, whose the main character is a girl with an artistic soul – Lumikki Andersson.In one of the Finnish towns, in the darkroom of her art school, Lumikki found a lot of money. On the banknotes can still be seen traces of blood … A teenager decides to solve the mystery of a strange find, by the way make friends with school celebrities entangled in mafia feudings.
The second volume: White as a snow / translation: Sebastian Musielak
The sunny Prague, the discovery of a previously unknown sister, a family secret, a dangerous sect and a mortal danger – that’s what awaits the reader in the next part of the trilogy.It is also a swift action, an excellent language and a Scandinavian style!
The third volume: Black as an ebony / translation: Edyta Jurkiewicz-Rohrbacher
At school there are rehearsing for play about the Snow White, the leading role is played by Lumikki. Beetwen Lumikki and her partner appearces love or momentary fascination.At the same time she gets letters from a secret admirer, whose infatuation gradually turns into an obsession.The man begins to threaten the girl.Lumikki tries to discover the identity of the persecutors, but first she will have to tackle with her past …
Salla Simukka (born in 1981) is currently the most popular Finnish writer for young people.She was born and lives in Tampere.She made her debut in 2002, but international fame brought her the series about the adventures of Lumikka Andersson (2013), which has been published in more than 50 countries around the world.
Simukka also explains Scandinavian adult books, works in the literary magazine ‘Lukufiilis’ and reviews books for such newspaper as: ‘Helsingin Sanomat’, ‘Hämeen Sanomat’ and ‘Suomen Kuvalehti’.
For novel Jäljellä and Toisaalla she got a Topelius awared as best children’s literature author.