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The Translation Database maintained by FILI contains information on translations of Finnish literature published since 1839. Use the database to search for translations by author, language or year of publication.

The database is updated regularly, but it does have some gaps. We are always happy to receive details of translations that are missing from the database.

Last updated: 02/2022. Source: FILI


What are the top languages for translations of Finnish literature?

Last updated: 02/2022. Source: FILI Translation Database.

20142015201620172018201920202021
German109English36English30Estonian46Estonian35Russian34Estonian36Estonian51
Estonian27Estonian28Estonian29German41German32German29German25German27
English24French27Danish28Russian28Russian26Estonian28Czech21Russian26
Chinese20German26French28English27French24English23Swedish20French25
Danish20Danish25German26French22Czech20French23Russian20Polish24
Hungarian18Swedish18Czech18Hungarian20English18Czech19Polish18Englanti20
Russian18Russian18Chinese17Chinese18Italian15Spanish18Spanish16Swedish19
French17Spanish16Hungarian17Danish18Swedish15Latvian14Englanti14Danish19
Spanish17Czech16Swedish12Swedish17Danish15Hungarian12Danish12Italian15
Italian, Czech15Hungarian15Bulgarian13Latvian16Polish13Danish12Italian12Czech15

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Most widely translated works

These refer to translations that have been published abroad, not to rights sold.
Last updated: 02/2022. Source: FILI

Fiction / adults

AuthorTitleLanguages
(Total number of
languages into which
each author’s all works
have been translated)
1. Elias LönnrotKalevala561
2. Mika WaltariSinuhe egyptiläinen40 (42)
3. Sofi OksanenPuhdistus39 (40)
4. Aleksis KiviSeitsemän veljestä35 (36)
5. Tove JanssonSommarboken30 (48)
5. Arto PaasilinnaJäniksen vuosi30 (35)
7. Sofi OksanenKun kyyhkyset katosivat26 (40)
7. Arto PaasilinnaUlvova Mylläri26 (35)
9. F.E. SillanpääNuorena nukkunut25 (35)
10. Mika WaltariValtakunnan salaisuus24 (42)
10. Väinö LinnaTuntematon sotilas24 (28)
10. Max SeeckUskollinen lukija24 (25)
13. Antti TuomainenParantaja23 (26)
14. Emmi ItärantaTeemestarin kirja22 (22)
14. Selja AhavaTaivaalta tippuvat asiat22 (22)

1 61 languages altogether, five translation have been published in Finland.

Non-fiction / adults

AuthorTitleLanguages
(Total number of
languages into which
each author’s all works
have been translated)
1. Ilkka Taipale (ed.)100 sosiaalista innovaatiota Suomesta 321
2. Katja PantzarFinding Sisu15 (15)
3. Frank MartelaA Wonderful Life17 (17)
4. Henrik MeinanderFinlands historia12 (12)
5. Kari HotakainenTuntematon Kimi Räikkönen11 (27)
5. Miska RantanenKalsarikänni11 (11)
5. Mia KankimäkiNaiset joita ajattelen öisin11 (13)
8. Molla MillsVirkkuri10 (10)
9. Tuula KarjalainenTove Jansson: tee työtä ja rakasta10 (10)
10. Ari TurunenEttekö te tiedä, kuka minä olen?9 (9)

1 43 languages altogether, 10 translation have been published in Finland.

Books for children and young readers

AuthorTitleLanguages
(Total number of
languages into which
each author’s all works
have been translated)
1. Tove JanssonTrollkarlens hatt38 (48)
2. Salla SimukkaPunainen kuin veri37 (37)
3. Tove JanssonKometen kommer34 (48)
4. Silla SimukkaValkea kuin lumi33 (37)
5. Tove JanssonFarlig midsommar32 (48)
5. Tove JanssonTrollvinter32 (48)
7. Salla SimukkaMusta kuin eebenpuu30 (37)
8. Tove JanssonPappan och havet29 (48)
9. Tove JanssonMuminpappans memoarer28 (48)
10. Mauri KunnasJoulupukki26 (34)

Non-fiction for children and young readers

AuthorTitleLanguages
(Total number of
languages into which
each author’s all works
have been translated)i
1. Linda LiukasHello Ruby : Adventures in coding23 (24)
2. Linda LiukasHello Ruby : Journey inside the computer12 (24)
3. Laura ErtimoIhme ilmat11 (13)
4. Linda LiukasHello Ruby : Expedition to the Internet7 (24)
4. Sami MalilaMuumimamman keittokirja7 (10)
6. Maija BarićNukketeatteria!4 (4)
6. Linda LiukasHello Ruby : robotti koulussa4 (24)

For more information on translations that have been published, as well as their languages, translators and publishers, visit the Translation Database.

Most widely translated authors