Apply for translation grants from FILI by February 1st!

Fili_Valtonen_TurtschaninoffAs the month of January comes to a close, we would like to remind our international publishing partners that the first spring application round for FILI’s translation grants ends on February 1st!

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.

Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi
NETHERLANDS, Signatuur/A.W. Bruna
WORLD ENGLISH, Oneworld Publications

Reading materials: They Know Not What They Do
English sample
English synopsis
Finnish edition

Original publisher: FINLAND, Schildts & Söderströms
DENMARK, Turbine
GERMANY, Random House/Heyne
ROMANIA, Editura Univers
SWEDEN, Berghs
WORLD ENGLISH, Pushkin Press

Reading materials: The Red Abbey Chronicles
Book I, Maresi:
Full English text
Swedish edition
Finnish edition
Book II, sequel to Maresi:
English synopsis