FILI will be present at the Gothenburg Book Fair in Sweden, 24–27 September

FILI will be present at the Gothenburg Book Fair in Sweden, 24–27 September. We will be part of the Finnish collective stand located at C 02:21.

We will be bringing along Finnish comic artists Ville Tietäväinenand JP Ahonen, whose graphic novels are coming out in Swedish translation. Tietäväinen’s Invisible Hands (original title:Näkymättömät kädet) is published by Epix, while JP Ahonen andKP Alanen’s Perkeros is published by Cobolt Förlag (translated by Mårten Westö). A promotional grant has also been awarded to Kalle Hakkola. Hakkola and Mari Ahokoivu’s children’s bookSanni and Joonas – Winter Night (original title: Sanni ja Joonas – Talviyö) will be published in September by Rabén & Sjögren inEmil Johansson’s Swedish translation, entitled Sanni och Jonas – Vinternatt.

FILI is teaming up to stage a mini-programme of talks on the Comics Stage on Friday 25 September:
– 4:00 p.m. Overview of the comics scenes in Finland and Sweden, differences and parallels (Pidde Andersson, JP Ahonen, Kalle Hakkola and Ville Tietäväinen) (also Saturday 26 Sept., 9:30 a.m. on the stage at the Finnish collective stand))
– 5:00 p.m. Ville Tietäväinen interviewed by Pidde Andersson about the origins of Invisible Hands (original title: Näkymättömät kädet)
– 5:30 p.m. JP Ahonen in conversation with Pidde Andersson about Perkeros.