The much-anticipated Finnish Literature Translators Fellowship starts on 25 October

This autumn, more than 60 foreign translators of Finnish literature will participate in FILI events organised in conjunction with the Helsinki Book Fair, translating into more than 30 languages. Today, 25 October, translators will be offered a wide range of reviews of books published in both Finnish and Finnish-Swedish. The programme also includes meetings with authors and tips on work ergonomics. On 26-27 October, translators will meet literary agents and have access to the varied programme of the Book Fair.

FILI programmes at the Helsinki Book Fair

Thursday 26.10. from 15.00 to 15.30 Töölö-lava
What is literary export and how to increase it?
In a panel discussion with FILI Director Tiia Strandén, Taike Director Kaisa Rönkkö, author Antti Tuomainen and Elina Ahlback Literary Agency CEO Elina Ahlbäck. The discussion will be moderated by Ville Blåfield, Programme Director of the Helsinki Book Fair.

Thursday 26.10. at 18.00-18.30 Töölö-lava
Writer and translator on the same page
In conversation with author Pajtim Statovci and his French translator Claire Saint-Germain.

Friday 27.10. at 15.00-15.30 Töölö-platform
From Finland to the world
In conversation with author Rosa Liksom and Maima Grinberga, who has translated her works into Latvian. Interviewer Hannele Jyrkkä.