Translation grants for Finnish literature open for application until November 1st

FILI – Finnish Literature Exchange supports selected literary translations from Finnish and Finland-Swedish to other languages with up to 50-70% of the translation costs. The grant application round has recently begun, and the deadline for the applications is on November 1st 2017. Please read more about the requirements and other facts on FILI’s website.

All our titles written in Finnish or Finland-Swedish are eligible for grant applications: here are some highlights of this season’s books.

Sissi Katz offers up a masterful, literary story about love and ocular invention in her first novel The Amazing Life and Times of Coco Kafka.

Heikki Valkama debuts with a Tokyo-set thriller entitled Fugu. If you’ve never read a crime novel with fish as a murder weapon, you’re in for a treat.

Speculative fans will relish Renate’s Story by Johanna Sinisalo, out in early 2018, as well her last novel, The Core of the Sun, which earned her the Prometheus Prize for Best Novel this year.

Investigating the darker side of society, our crime writers have also been busy polishing their latest novels with gripping new titles by Max Seeck, Marko Kilpi, Pauliina Susi, and Leena Lehtolainen out this fall.

New authors Anders Vacklin and Aki Parhamaa’s immersive gaming adventure Sensored Reality launches an exciting, new virtual reality series for YA readers, while ‘future classics’ Monster Nanny and Maresi have continued to grow with 20+ foreign deals and progressing film projects.

We look forward to receiving your rights enquiries and seeing you at Frankfurt Book Fair (LitAg 31-32L)!