Edith – Critical Editions of Finnish Literature

Edith – Critical Editions of Finnish Literature is SKS’s research and publications unit, which makes high-quality editions of Finnish literary classics that meet scholarly requirements. SKS publishes critical editions as traditional books and as online publications.

The work started with Aleksis Kivi's (1834–72) body of work.


  • Aleksis Kivi's four short plays: Night and Day, Lea, Margareta, and Alma (2015–2017)
  • Aleksis Kivi, A Beer Outing to Schleusingen (2011– )
  • Aleksis Kivi, Canzio (2016–2018)
  • Aleksis Kivi, The Seven Brothers (2017–2019)
  • Aleksis Kivi's poems and short stories (2017–2019)

Completed Editions

  • Aleksis Kivi, Heath Cobblers (2010 and 2011)
  • Aleksis Kivi's Letters  (2012)
  • Aleksis Kivi, Kullervo (2014)
  • Aleksis Kivi's three short comedies: Betrothal, Leo and Liina, and Selma’s Ruses (2015)
  • Aleksis Kivi, The Runaways (forthcoming, 2016)

Variant Network

Founded in 2007, the nationwide Variant network strives to promote knowledge of the field of textual criticism, information, methodological discussion and collaboration. The network is open to all who are interested in  textual criticism and textual scholarship. Visit the network’s website.



Sakari Katajamäki, Managin Editor, tel. 0400 908 056

Ossi Kokko, Researcher, tel. 040 358 0517

E-mail: firstname.lastname[at]finlit.fi.


For more information:

Managing Editor Sakari Katajamäki
Research Department
Edith - Finnish literature Critical Editions
Hallituskatu 2 B Street (PO Box 259)
FI-00171 Helsinki
Tel: 0400 908 056
E-mail: sakari.katajamaki[at]finlit.fi.



Koneen säätiö Alfred Kordelinin säätiö Ministry of Education and Culture Suomen Kulttuurirahasto Jenny ja Antti Wihurin rahasto Werner Söderström Osakeyhtiön kirjallisuussäätiö

Edith's activities are funded by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Culture, the Aldred Kordelin Foundation , the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation , the Kone Foundation, the Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Foundation, The Finnish Cultural Foundation and WSOY's Literature Foundation.