International publishers can apply for grants to cover the translation costs of books originally published in Finland. More information, as well as an online application form, is available on the FILI web site. The second spring application round begins on April 1st and ends on May 1st.
Jussi Valtonen’s Finlandia Prize winner They Know Not What They Do (Tammi 2014) and Maria Turtschaninoff’s Finlandia Junior Prize winner Maresi (Tammi 2014), part I in the Red Abbey Chronicles, are among our titles drawing major international attention.
Rights to They Know Not What They Do have been sold to Signatuur/A.W. Bruna in the Netherlands and to Oneworld Publications in the World English market (see our newsletter here), while rights to Maresi have been sold in six international territories, most recently to Pushkin Press for World English rights (see here for more information). Contact the Agency for reading materials!
Each year FILI, the Finnish Literature Exchange, awards about 600,000 euros in translation and printing grants to hundreds of projects.
RIGHTS SOLD: THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO
Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi
NETHERLANDS, Signatuur/A.W. Bruna
WORLD ENGLISH, Oneworld Publications
Reading materials: They Know Not What They Do
RIGHTS SOLD: MARESI
Original publisher: FINLAND, Schildts & Söderströms
GERMANY, Random House/Heyne
ROMANIA, Editura Univers
WORLD ENGLISH, Pushkin Press
Reading materials: The Red Abbey Chronicles
Book I, Maresi:
Full English text
Book II, sequel to Maresi: