FILI will host an Editors’ Week visit for non-fiction publishers 25–27 November 2019. Our guests are Jaya Aninda Chatterjee (Yale University Press, US), Martin Janik (Piper Verlag, Germany), Elin Sennerö Kaunitz (Norstedts, Sweden), Dorota Nowak (Sonia Draga, Poland), Lidia Rey (Galaxia Gutenberg, Spain), Catharina Schilder (Uitgeverij Thomas Rap, The Netherlands).
FILI’s translators-in-residence programme supports the work of professional translators who translate Finnish literature and live outside of Finland. The application period ends 24 November 2019. Applications are to be submitted via the electronic form on the FILI website.
The 2020 residency will be based at Villa Salin, on the island of Lauttasaari in Helsinki from 10 February to 1 March. The programme covers part of the travel costs, accommodation and a stipend (€300).
For more information, see: https://www.finlit.fi/fili/en/for-translators/kaantajaresidenssi/
FILI arranges a Fellowship programme for translators of Finnish literature in connection with the Helsinki Book Fair. Nearly 50 translators from Finnish or Finland-Swedish will participate and most of them have traveled from abroad for the occasion.
The Fellowship programme starts with a seminar on Wednesday (in Finnish Literature Society) and continues then on Thursday and Friday at the Book fair.
FILI will attend the Frankfurt Book Fair! You can find the Finnish stand at 5.0 A 85.
Do join us for A Guided Tour of Contemporary Finnish Literature and on How to Be Happy the Finnish Way as part of our Finnland. Cool & Happy. programme on Wednesday 16 October at the Frankfurt Pavilion (Agora) from 4 to 6 p.m.
The discussion will be in English and will feature the following guests:
Elina Kritzokat (Finnish-German translator)
Katja Pantzar (author of ‘Finding Sisu’)
Miska Rantanen (author of ‘Pantsdrunk’)
Pajtim Statovci (author of ‘My Cat Yugoslavia’ and ‘Crossing’)
Antti Tuomainen (author of Helsinki noir crime fiction)
Moderator: Roman Schatz (Finnish-German author and journalist)
A Finland Supplement for The Bookseller Magazine has been published:
The Bookseller – Finland in focus
The year’s final grant application period has started 1 October and the final date to submit applications is 1 November. The online applications close at 23.59 Finnish time.
The FILI board meeting is in mid-December and the grant decisions will be published after that.
The Autumn selection of Finnish titles has been published. This issue of the brochure presents 19 works of fiction, 8 works of non-fiction, and two graphic novels.
The brochure features a selection of Finnish fiction and non-fiction; the information has been provided to us by agents and publishers who sell foreign rights.
A Selection of Finnish titles | Autumn 2019 (2MB, pdf)
FILI September 2019 newsletter has been sent to the subscribers 23.9.2019.
Read the newsletter
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!