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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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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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Course for beginning literary translators starts 16 August

At the end of summer, 16–27 August, we will host our eleventh course for beginning literary translators, which is being […]

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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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Application round for FILI grants has started 1 April

Application round for FILI translation grants began on 1 April 2021 and ends on 1 May 2021. Results will be […]

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Mentorship programme 2021 starts in February

Mentorship is open to translators at the start of their careers who do not yet have significant experience of translating […]

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Applications to FILI’s Translator-in-Residence programme

In 2021 the residence period is 15.2.–7.3. in Villa Salin (Lauttasaari, Helsinki). The application period starts 2 November and deadline for the applications is 30 November (at 23.59 Finnish time).

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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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Tarja Roinila 1964–2020

We at FILI are deeply distraught by the news of translator Tarja Roinila’s tragic death and offer our heartfelt condolences […]

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FILI’s translators-in-residence 2020

The residence period is 10.2.–1.3. in Villa Salin (Lauttasaari, Helsinki). We have chosen six translators to the residence.

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Apply for FILI’s mentorship programme

FILI has set up two literary translation mentorship programmes. Mentorship 1: The application period is from 11 December 2019 to 6 […]

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Application period to FILI’s Translator-in-residence programme ends 24 November 2019

FILI’s translators-in-residence programme supports the work of professional translators who translate Finnish literature and live outside of Finland. The application period ends 24 November 2019. Applications are to be submitted via the electronic form on the FILI website.

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A Fellowship programme for translators of Finnish literature in Helsinki 23.–25.10.2019

FILI arranges a Fellowship programme for translators of Finnish literature in connection with the Helsinki Book Fair. Nearly 50 translators […]

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Seminar for translators of non-fiction literature in Helsinki 26.–27.8.2019

FILI has organised a seminar for those translating Finnish non-fiction literature to foreign languages. Altogether 14 translators who translate into […]

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Beginning translators’ course in Helsinki

FILI and the Finnish National Agency for Education arrange the tenth beginning translators’ course in August. The course has been […]

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FILI translators-in-residence 2019

Working during 18 February to 10 March at the Villa Salin residence in Lauttasaari, Helsinki are: Justyna Czechowska (Finland-Swedish into […]

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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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