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The Spring application round started 1 April

The Spring application round has started and deadline for the applications is 1 May. In the spring round, grants for […]

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Thomas Brevik Kjærstad worked on his first full-length translation during the residency

Thomas Brevik Kjærstad, who lives in Tromsø in northern Norway, arrived in Helsinki via the northern route, by car train […]

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Finnish literature under the African sun – Nil Deniz Cidanlı

Nil Deniz Cidanlı, who lives in Uganda, is working on several translations of Finnish literature into Turkish: Vuokko Hurme’s Right-Side […]

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Mia Spangenberg is translating Pirkko Saisio into English

Another of this spring’s five translators in residence was Mia Spangenberg, who is finalising her translation of Pirkko Saisio’s Red […]

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Translator Martina Šimová immersed herself in thoughts of Hanko during her FILI residence

Martina Šimová participated in FILI’s translator residency this March. She is currently working on Katja Kallio’s novel This Transparent Heart. […]

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FILI at Bologna Children’s Book Fair 21–22 March

FILI has a table at the Nordic stand Hall 29 A 60. We will be there Monday & Tuesday. Send […]

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Additional funding for the translation of Ukrainian literature into Finnish

This year, FILI will direct additional funding to the translation of Ukrainian literature into Finnish. Grants can be applied for […]

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Results of our winter application round are online

FILI’s advisory board had its meeting 8 March and the list of awarded grants is now on our website. https://fili.fi/en/grants/past-grants/ […]

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Semi-annual Finnish Book Market Bulletin 1/2022

Subscription services have changed consumer behaviour – Growth in book sales dependant on digital The sales of general literature by […]

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No FILI grants to Russia until further notice

In line with general EU economic and export sanctions, FILI – Finnish Literature Exchange has frozen payments of translation and printing […]

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FILI Book Picks / Spring 2022

We publish small videos presenting our top picks of Finnish literature. This season they are hosted by translator, spoken word […]

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Grants for longer sample translations of non-fiction books

Kirjallisuuden vientikeskus FILIn ja Lauri Jäntin säätiön tuella rahoitetaan kolmivuotinen yhteistyöhanke, jossa tuotetaan agentuurien edustamien tietokirjojen pitkiä, laadukkaita näytekäännöksiä. Tukea voi hakea yleiselle tietokirjallisuudelle ja lasten tietokirjoille, joilla on kansainvälistä potentiaali

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Translators’ residency programme

Five translators of Finnish literature were chosen to our translator-in-residence programme, which started 28 February: Thomas Brevik Kjærstad (Norway), Nil […]

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“Translators on the cover” – a new report on multilingualism and translation

FILI represented Finland in the Open Method of Coordination (OMC) working group of EU Member State experts focusing on multilingualism […]

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Winter application round is closed

FILI’s advisory board meets in March in order to decide on the grants to be awarded. The results will be […]

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Winter application round ends 1.2.2022

Applications for translation and printing grants for international publishers are now open until 1 February.

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Join us for a virtual Let’s Talk Books session 27 January

We are arranging another of our popular Let’s Talk Books sessions 27 January 2022 from 2 to 3 pm (CET). […]

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Invitation: Let’s Talk Books! (Children & YA) on 18 November

FILI – Finnish Literature Exchange invites you to Let’s talk Books! (Children & YA) online event on Thursday, 18 November, 14.00–15.00 CET.

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FILI Book Picks / Autumn 2021

This year we publish small videos presenting our top picks of topical Finnish literature. 
FILI’s Book Picks in Autumn, vol.1 (fiction & non-fiction)
FILI’s Book Picks in Autumn, vol. 2 (children & YA)

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Semi-annual Finnish Book Market Bulletin October 2021

The return of the bookstore? When the word ‘bookstore’ appears in a news headline, you hardly need to keep reading […]

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