Happy Holidays!


As this year draws to a close, we would like to wish you – our authors, friends and colleagues in publishing – all a wonderful winter break and the start to an exciting new year, and many more great books!

Warmest wishes from,

Elina, Lotta, Silja, Eleonoora, and Nicole


THIS SEASON’S REVIEW HIGHLIGHTS

 The Angels of Hammurabi by Max Seeck
”The Angels of Hammurabi’s narrative is taut, and the dramaturgical scenes fall into place. The novel is cut out for the big screen…” – Kauppalehti newspaper, Finland

Maresi by Maria Turtschaninoff
”Utterly satisfying and completely different from standard YA fantasy, this Finnish import seems primed to win over American readers.” – Booklist **STARRED REVIEW**

Monster Nanny by Tuutikki Tolonen
This riddle-filled story is original, touching, incredible.” 4.5/5 stars — Livresse des Livres blog, France

 Sisterland by Salla Simukka
Sisterland, the children’s novel written by Salla Simukka and illustrated by Saku Heinänen, is amazing. […] is quite in a class of its own.” – Suomen Kuvalehti magazine

Oneiron by Laura Lundstedt
“A visionary book.” – Marie Claire Italia

The Weaver by Emmi Itäranta
“Celebrated Finnish writer Itäranta’s second novel…is a finely crafted fantasy tale that seamlessly blends a coming-of-age story with high-stakes intrigue and danger…Itäranta writes engagingly, displaying her setting and atypical characters in full color. Both seasoned readers of fantasy and newcomers to the genre will savor Itäranta’s captivating fiction.” – Publishers Weekly (starred review)

The Core of the Sun by Johanna Sinisalo
“Meticulously imagined . . . the novel creates an impressively detailed and extremely frightening world. Written with wit and grace . . . Maintains an impressive grasp on plot and suspense, easily luring the reader into taking its characters, politics, and striking story to heart.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


AWARDS & PRIZES
Finland Prize 2016 for Saara Turunen (Love/Monster)
Topelius Prize 2017 nomination for Maria Turtschaninoff (Naondel)
Tampere Prize 2016 for Salla Simukka (Sisterland)


Don’t forget: FILI’s next window for translation grants opens again in January 2017!