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.