2019 Frankfurter Buchmesse fellowship and grant programmes

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.

For more information, read the Frankfurter Buchmesse newsletter in English or in German.

Panel discussion on children’s literature and literacy at the Leipzig Book Fair

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 at the London Book Fair

FILI will participate in the London Book Fair 1214 March 2019. Please come and meet us at the Nordic collective stand 6 F 70!

FILI’s selected titles 2019 are here!

The spring 2019 selection presents 25 new works of fiction and non-fiction for adult readers, and some older ones worthy of remembering:

Spring 2019: A Selection of Finnish Titles (Fiction and Non-Fiction), pdf 2 MB

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.

FILI translators-in-residence 2019

Working during 18 February to 10 March at the Villa Salin residence in Lauttasaari, Helsinki are: Justyna Czechowska (Finland-Swedish into Polish), Anete Kona (Finnish into Latvian), Yunlu Shen (Finland-Swedish into Chinese) and Rositsa Tsvetanova (Finland-Swedish & Finnish into Bulgarian).

Read more about the FILI Translator-in-Residence Programme.

Editors’ Week 4–7 February 2019

Participating in the International Editors’ Week are:

Giovanna Canton, Solferino, Milan, Job Lisman, Prometheus, Amsterdam, Joachim Schnerf, Grasset, Paris, Martha Schoknecht, Diogenes, Zürich, Maria Såthe, Wahlström & Widstrand, Stockholm and Chris White, Scribner UK, London.

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.