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FILI & translators

Highly skilled translators are the lifeblood of a successful literary export programme. This is a particular challenge for a “small” language territory like Finland.

FILI serves as a “home base” for translators of Finnish literature. We support translators in a variety of ways, and we aim to increase translators’ visibility. We organise courses and seminars, and we offer translators’ residencies and sample translation grants. Each year, FILI also nominates a translator to receive the Finnish State Award for Foreign Translators, given by the Ministry for Education and Culture.