Every two years a course for beginning translators is held in Helsinki, and this year’s edition will take place from 21 to 31 August. FILI and the Finnish National Agency for Education (formerly CIMO) are co-organisers.
The course will be led by translator and author Stefan Moster. A total of 15 participants who translate into 10 different languages have been selected to take part.
This is the ninth time the beginning translators’ course has been held. The course has served as the launch pad for the careers of many translators working today. 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.
This year focus is also on comics, translator Kirsi Kinnunen is a guest lecturer.
Woorinabi Publisher has bought the Korean language rights to Jenni Erkintalo’s and Réka Király’s Talo kulman takana from Etana Editions.
Edizioni Clichy has bought the Italian language rights to Hana Konola’s Tuulen vuosi from Etana Editions.
Gibbs Smith has bought the English language rights to Hanna Konola’s Tuulen vuosi from Etana Editions.
Urax Förlag has bought the Swedish language rights to Marika Maijala’s and Juha Virta’s Filippa & Kumppanit, Kissa katoaa from Etana Editions.
Gibbs Smith has bought the English language rights to Marika Maijala’s and Juha Virta’s Filippa & Kumppanit, Piano karkaa from Etana Editions.
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Gyldendal has bought the Norwegian rights to Pajtim Statovci’s Tiranan sydän from Salomonsson Agency.
Pantheon has bought the American rights to Pajtim Statovci’s Tiranan sydän from Salomonsson Agency.
Pushkin Press has bought the British rights to Pajtim Statovci’s Tiranan sydän from Salomonsson Agency.
Editorial Bercimuel has bought the Spanish language rights to Selja Ahava’s Taivaalta tippuvat asiat from Helsinki Literary Agency.
Relacja has bought the Polish language rights to Selja Ahava’s Taivaalta tippuvat asiat from Helsinki Literary Agency.
De Geus has bought the Dutch language rights to Kjell Westö’s Den Svavelgula Himlen from Copenhagen Literary Agency.
FILI is attending the Beijing Book Fair from August 23rd to August 27th 2017. The Nordic stand is at E1.C10.
Nha Nam has bought the Vietnamese language rights to Tuutikki Tolonen’s Mörkövahti from Elina Ahlbäck Literary Agency.