FILI is closed in July

It is summertime, which means that FILI will be temporarily shutting up shop. We are closed the whole month of July, and our telephone and email service will also be down. Have a great summer!

 

Rubén Padilla of the Guadalajara International Book Fair visits Finland

Rubén Padilla, the director of the professional programme at Mexico’s Guadalajara International Book Fair, will visit Finland from 30 May until 2 June,  invited by FILI and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

Padilla will meet with Finnish publishers and host an event for publishers and literary agents interested in the Latin American book market and the Guadalajara International Book Fair.

Deadline for FILI grants

The deadline for FILI grant applications is on Monday, 1st of May. It is a holiday in Finland, so FILI staff is out of office and unable to provide last minute assistance with your application. Please do send in your possible questions by Friday 28 April.

Editors’ Week visit in February

The first Editors’ Week visit of 2017 is coming up. FILI will host publishers of children’s and YA literature visiting from the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden, the UK and the United States from 13 to 16 February.

Tiia Strandén appointed as new director of FILI

The Board of the Finnish Literature Society has appointed Tiia Strandén to be the director of FILI – Finnish Literature Exchange as of 1 February.
Tiia Strandén has worked at FILI since 2011 and been the acting director since August 2016.

 

New literary agency launched in Finland

Helsinki Literary Agency is establisehd by three independent publishers: Gummerus, Teos and Schildts & Söderströms, to represent their foreign rights.

The agency will open in January 2017 under the direction of Urpu Strellman.

At the same time Stilton Literary Agency of Finland shuts down.