Publishers, editors, rights and licensing managers, literary agents and literary translators from around the world can now submit applications for Frankfurter Buchmesse fellowship and grant programmes.
Application deadline: 30 April 2019 / New: Frankfurt International Translators.
For more information, read the Frankfurter Buchmesse newsletter in English or in German.
FILI director Tiia Strandén will be participating in the Leipzig Book Fair on 21–24 March.
FILI and NORLA (Norwegian Literature Abroad) will hold a joint panel discussion ‘Children and reading – Challenges and success stories’. The panel will take place at the Nordic Forum (a Nordic collective stand at hall 4, C400) on Thursday 21 March at 11:30–12:30.
Participating on the panel, moderated by Tiia Strandén, are:
Publisher Carsten Wilms (Kullerkupp Kinderbuch Verlag , Germany), Director Ilmi Villacís (The Finnish Reeading Centre), Publisher Saara Tiuraniemi (Tammi Publishers, Finland) and Author Linde Hagerup (Norway). The conversation will be in English.
For more information about the Nordic programme and Nordic authors visiting Leipzig, see the Nordic Embassies website.
FILI will participate in the London Book Fair 12–14 March 2019. Please come and meet us at the Nordic collective stand 6 F 70!
The spring 2019 selection presents 25 new works of fiction and non-fiction for adult readers, and some older ones worthy of remembering:
Spring 2019: A Selection of Finnish Titles (Fiction and Non-Fiction), pdf 2 MB
The 2019 children’s & YA brochure hosts new and up-coming books covering all age groups from the smallest readers to teenagers:
2019: Finnish Chilren’s & YA Literature, pdf 2 MB
Also FILI’s older selections are available for download on the publications page.
Working during 18 February to 10 March at the Villa Salin residence in Lauttasaari, Helsinki are: Justyna Czechowska (Finland-Swedish into Polish), Anete Kona (Finnish into Latvian), Yunlu Shen (Finland-Swedish into Chinese) and Rositsa Tsvetanova (Finland-Swedish & Finnish into Bulgarian).
Read more about the FILI Translator-in-Residence Programme.
Come and meet us at the spring book fairs – read our latest newsletter.
Participating in the International Editors’ Week are:
Giovanna Canton, Solferino, Milan, Job Lisman, Prometheus, Amsterdam, Joachim Schnerf, Grasset, Paris, Martha Schoknecht, Diogenes, Zürich, Maria Såthe, Wahlström & Widstrand, Stockholm and Chris White, Scribner UK, London.
The annual NordLit network meeting begins today. FILI welcomes the national literary promotion organizations of Faroe Islands, Denmark, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden to Helsinki.
FILI’s grant application round begins on 1 January 2019. The deadline for the applications is 1 February, and the results will be published by the end of March. Remember to read our grant instructions!
Online application forms
Read our latest newsletter here.
FILI will be present at the Guadalajara International Book Fair during the week 48. The visit begins with FILI’s translator meeting hosted by the Embassy of Finland in Mexico City on Saturday 24 November. During the day, 13 students of Finnish and Swedish will learn more about Finnish literature and FILI’s actions for translators.
FILI has two professional panels in Guadalajara. FILI’s director Tiia Strandén participates in the conversation Support Programs for Translation and Publication on Monday 26 November. On Tuesday, Tiia interviews Foreign Rights Manager Leenastiina Kakko (Rights&Brands) and Literary Agent, CEO Urpu Strellman (Helsinki Literary Agency) on Presentations on the Publishing Market: Formula One, Bad Moods and much more about literature from Finland. Find out more about FILI’s panel discussions here.
All applicants will be informed of the grant decisions by the end of November.
FILI’s Non-Fiction Editors’ Week takes place 12–14 November in Helsinki. Visiting us are four international publishers and non-fiction experts:
Diana Hernandez Aldana, Diana Hernández Literary Scouting, Barcelona, Mikhail Kotomin, Ad Marginem Press, Moscow, Sabine Niemeier, Bastei Lübbe, Cologne and Melanie Tortoroli, W. W. Norton & Company, New York.
During the visit they will learn about Finnish publishing industry and non-fiction with local experts.
Please notice that no further sample translation grant applications for 2018 are accepted this year. You may apply for sample translation grant for 2019 via the online application form. For now on, applications are considered on four occasions per year: in February, May, August and November. Publishers and agents are asked to apply for grants well ahead for the forthcoming books of the season.
Please notice that no further promotional grant applications for 2018 are accepted this year. However, you may apply promotional grants for 2019 via the online form. FILI awards grants to support promotional activities for new or recently published translations of Finnish books abroad.
FILI has its own residency programme for foreign translators of Finnish literature. The next residency will be organized at Villa Salin in Lauttasaari, Helsinki, from 18 Feb to 10 March 2019. The application period has been extented to 11 November 2018. Apply via our Finnish or Swedish site.