Translator meeting and Guadalajara International Book Fair

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.


Non-Fiction Editors’ Week 12–14 Nov

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.

Translators visiting Helsinki Book Fair

FILI arrangers two large seminars for translators of Finnish literature this week: a seminar for non-fiction translators and the first ever Translator Fellowship. The courses assamble 52 translators of Finnish literature translating into 20 different languages to Helsinki Book Fair.

FILI arranges there two discussions (in Finnish) on translation and the Book Fair’s guest of honour country, USA, on Töölö stage on Thursday 25 October:

  • At 14.00–14.30: Author Johanna Sinisalo discusses her book The Core of the Sun with the translators of the book: Linda Dejdarová (Czech), Maima Grīnberga (Lithuanian) och Lola Rogers (USA).
  • At 15.30–16.00: Finnish literature & US market. How is it going? Translators Lola Rogers, Christina Saarinen and Owen Witesman tackle the subject with FILI’s director Tiia Strandén.

Helsinki Book Fair 25–28.10.2018, have a look at the programme here.


Translators and publishers visiting FILI in Semptember

FILI’s September begins with visits by international translators and publishers.

Thirteen translators of children’s and YA literature with nine different target languages will attend a course led by Janina Orlov, Tor Tveite and Päivi Paloposki in Helsinki from 3–6 September.

Seven publishers from Europe and US will take part in Editors’ Week focusing on literature for children and young adults during 4–5 September.

For more Autumn events, read our June newsletter.