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.
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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:
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.
The last grant application round of the year for FILI’s translation and printing grants, including travel grants for translators, end today 1 November. The results will be published by the end of December. The first application round of 2019 begins 1 January and the deadline 1 February.
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.
The Finnish collective stand is located at 5.0 A 35 in Hall 5. FILI Grants Clinic will be there as well to help you.
The last grant application round of the year begins for FILI’s translation and printing grants, including travel grants for translators, is 1 October–1 November 2018. The results will be published by the end of December. Remember to read our grant instructions.
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FILI and our Grants Clinic will be at tables F2 and G2 in the Rights Centre on September 27th and 28th. Come and say hello!
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.