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New FILI Book Picks

FILI Book Picks are here again, featuring the season’s non-fictional gems! Enjoy! This video includes three topical non-fiction books: Juha […]

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New Translator-in-Residence Programme

You can now apply for a Translator-in-Residence Programme that we have in cooperation with Satama House in Ekenäs! The residency […]

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FILI at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Staff from FILI are eager to meet with you at the Frankfurt Book Fair from 19 to 21 October at […]

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International Editors’ Week in Helsinki 29.8.-1.9.

The expected visit of foreign publishers to Helsinki organized by FILI starts tomorrow! During the week, respected publishers from Canada, […]

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Applications to FILI’s Translator-in-Residence programme

FILI has its own residency programme for foreign translators of Finnish literature. The application period starts 23 August and deadline […]

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Finnish State Award for Foreign Translators to Kadri Jaanits

This year’s Finnish State Award for Foreign Translators goes to Kadri Jaanits, who is well known for the translation of […]

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Hannele Jyrkkä appointed as new Communication Manager of FILI

Hannele Jyrkkä was appointed by FILI as the new Communication Manager. Hannele Jyrkkä has worked as a journalist, dance critic […]

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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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Finnish literary exports defy the pandemic and remain strong

The value of Finnish literary exports in 2020 reached the second-best total since records began. The global pandemic did not have a major impact on our foreign rights sales, even though circumstances caused delays to book publishing schedules in some countries. Finnish literary exports in 2020 totalled some €3.6 million, representing a decline of only 4 per cent from the previous year.

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Finnish State Award for Foreign Translators goes to Kirsi Kinnunen

Kirsi Kinnunen, a translator of Finnish graphic novels and other works into French, has been selected as the recipient of this year’s Finnish State Award for Foreign Translators. The award includes a cash prize of €15,000. Kinnunen received her award on Tuesday 25 May from Finland’s Minister of Science and Culture Annika Saarikko.

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A record-breaking number of applications in 2020

The number of applications received in 2020 increased by about a quarter over the previous year’s figure. All in all, grants were awarded for translations of Finnish literature into 40 languages. The largest numbers of grants were awarded for translations into Estonian, German and Russian.

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Annemarie Raas receives Finnish State Award for Foreign Translators

On 6 October 2020, the Finnish minister of science and culture, Annika Saarikko, granted the State Award for Foreign Translators to the Dutch translator Annemarie Raas. The prize is worth €15,000 and was awarded this year for the forty-fifth time. Raas is the first translator into Dutch to receive the award.

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Finnish literary exports increased in value in 2019

We were delighted to receive the latest analysis of annual Finnish literary exports – once again, the figures are excellent. The […]

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Literary export campaign to highlight books and reading as sources of happiness – Finnish humour and skills are charming the world

‘Finnland. Cool & Happy.’ is the name of a new initiative designed to boost exports of Finnish literature by asking how our literature helps to make us the happiest nation in the world.

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Finnish State Award for Foreign Translators goes to Birgita Bonde Hansen of Denmark

The recipient of the 2018 Finnish State Award for Foreign Translators is Birgita Bonde Hansen, who has translated literature by […]

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Tiia Strandén appointed as new director of FILI

The Board of the Finnish Literature Society has appointed Tiia Strandén to be the director of FILI – Finnish Literature Exchange as of 1 February.

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2016 Finnish State Award for Foreign Translators goes to Norwegian translator Turid Farbregd

Sanni Grahn-Laasonen, Finland’s Minister of Education and Culture, has awarded the Finnish State Award for Foreign Translators to Turid Farbregd of Norway.

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Janina Orlov receives the Finnish State Award for Foreign Translators

Janina Orlov, Ph.D. (b. 1955) has brought many works of contemporary Finnish literature to Swedish-speaking readers in her widely praised, […]

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Publisher Leena Majander-Reenpää appointed as new director of FILI

The Board of the Finnish Literature Society has selected Leena Majander-Reenpää to be the next director of FILI – the Finnish Literature Exchange. She will take up her new post on 1 June 2015.

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