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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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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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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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Semi-annual Finnish Book Market Bulletin January 2021

As in many other countries, the coronavirus pandemic boosted sales of general trade books in Finland in 2020. While sales of printed books increased by just 2 per cent, demand for audiobooks and ebooks was far greater, leading to an overall increase in trade book sales of 12 per cent from 2019 figures.

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