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.

Finnish-Norwegian exchange programme in June 2018

FILI has coordinated together with our Norwegian sister organisation NORLA an exchange programme for Finnish & Norwegian rights sellers.
Five Norwegian agents and foreign rights sellers are in Helsinki in order to meet Finnish publishers 11–12 June, and five Finnish ones pay a return visit 14–15 June.


FILI grants 2/2018 awarded

At its meeting on 6 June 2018, FILI’s Advisory Board made its decisions on this year’s second round of grant applications. The decisions have been published on our website.

New York Rights Fair 30.5.–1.6.2018

FILI attends the New York Rights Fair this week. The event is arranged for the very first time. We will have a joint stand with Sweden, Norway and Denmark (location: 101).