FILI will attend the Gothenburg Book Fair, we’ll have two tables in the Rights Centre (F02&G02). Please get in touch to book an appointment with us!
The second Editors’ Week of 2019 will take place from 2–5 September. Our guests are: Jörg Becken (KLAK Verlag, Germany), Johanna Daehli (Sekwa Förlag, Sweden), Rocío Fernández (Grupo Planeta, Spain), Allison Malecha (Bettina B. Schrewe Literary Scouting, USA), Gloria Masdeu (Thinkingdom Media Group, China), Andrea Morstabilini (Il Saggiatore, Italy), Christine Scholz (Fleuve Editions, France) and Rebecca Wilson(De Geus, the Netherlands).
FILI has organised a seminar for those translating Finnish non-fiction literature to foreign languages. Altogether 14 translators who translate into 8 different languages have gathered in Helsinki. The seminar is led by Päivi Paloposki, a translator from Polish into Finnish.
FILI and the Finnish National Agency for Education arrange the tenth beginning translators’ course in August. The course has been held every two years since 2002 and this year’s edition will take place from 19 to 30 August.
The course will be led by Polish translator and author Sebastian Musielak. A total of 16 participants who translate into 10 different languages have been selected to take part.
The aim of the course is to prepare participants to work as professional literary translators. Participants must have a sufficient level of Finnish and be interested in literature.
Our latest newsletter can be read here .
FILI’s advisory board had its meeting 11 June 2019 and the grant decisions have now been published on our website. The total of nearly 220 000 euros was awarded to 117 projects. 73 % of the applications received funding. Our next application period starts 1 October 2019.
The grant results from the second application round will be published on our website by mid-June. All applicants will also be notified by email.
The Georgian Publishers and Booksellers Association has chosen Finland as focus country for this year’s Tbilisi International Book Fair, which will be held at Expo Georgia from 30 May to 2 June. Linda Bondestam, Rosa Liksom and Henrik Meinander will be at the fair as well as FILI.
Helsinki Central Library Oodi (Töölönlahdenkatu 4, Helsinki, 3 floor) hosts FILI’s panel discussion on translated literature and literature export on Friday 17 May at 10.00–12.00pm.
The event launches FILI’s Finnland. Cool & Happy. project and it belongs to the satellite programme of Helsinki Lit festival of translated literature. The English-language event is free of charge and open for all.
Director Tiia Strandén, FILI – Finnish Literature Exchange
Yukiko Duke, Journalist, Critic, Director of Stockholm Lit (SE)
Literature in Translation
The panel discussion is moderated by:
Juergen Boos, Director & CEO, Frankfurt Book Fair (DE)
Participating in the panel are:
Philip Gwyn Jones, Publisher-at-Large, Scribe (UK)
Laura Lindstedt, Author (FI)
Outi Mäkinen, Publishing Director, Tammi Publishers (FI)
Tina Schraml, Journalist, Bücher Magazin (DE)
You are warmly welcome to join the event!
Promotional grants are now available for accommodation costs, too. What else is new and good to know about FILI grants? Read our April newsletter here.
FILI’s second grant application round begins on 1 April 2019. The deadline for the applications is 1 May. Please notice our office will be closed then (bank holiday). The results will be published by mid-June. Remember to read our grant instructions:
At its meeting on 19 March 2019, FILI’s Advisory Board made the decisions on this year’s first round of grant applications. The decisions have been published on our website.
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.
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:
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.
Read more about the FILI Translator-in-Residence Programme.
Come and meet us at the spring book fairs – read our latest newsletter.