FILI’s next grant application period begins on October 1st and lasts until the November 1st. It’s time to make decisions to acquire rights to our fantastic titles, and then you can immediately apply for a translation grant!
Up to 70% of translation costs from Finnish or Finland-Swedish can be covered by a FILI translation grant. There are 3 application periods in a year, and the fall application period is 1.10.-1.11.2020.
If you are publishing translations of Finnish picture books or comics, you can apply for up to 1000€ printing cost grant.
Don’t have a Finnish title in your list yet? Browse our digital rights guide and request materials.
Below are our top pics from each genre:
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WORD by Emmi Pesonen
Warm, humorous and beautiful debut novel from the point of view of a stepmother. Patchwork family life, and new beginnings.
Amanda’s life is revolutionized when Onni curves into her life with a yellow minibus, four children riding along. Happiness, the laundry pile and the dish mountains grow in their new home. Everything is always lost, and the house is permanently messy, but Amanda firmly believes that love conquers all obstacles. But when Onni’s behavior starts to get weirder, she has to decide if love truly fixes everything.
THE GREATEST OF ALL IS LOVE: THE MARIMEKKO STORY by Ulla-Maija Paavilainen
The breathtaking rags-to-riches story of Marimekko’s former owner and CEO Kirsti Paakkanen, who turned the fortunes of the iconic brand around. This is the true story of how a retired businesswoman took over the practically bankrupt Finnish design house and turned Marimekko into a successful worldwide brand name.
A BEAUTIFUL DAY TO DIE by Veera Salmi
Isra has decided to die. But before that she needs to complete a rescue mission! Embark on a road trip with Isra, her friend Leo, 900 euros and a stolen sky-blue Hyundai.
Leo and Isra are not the most popular kids of their high school. They don’t have high expectations, and nobody expects much of them. So why not take a break from school – and a break from life, and try to do something meaningful before it’s all too late?
Funny, realistic and tragic story of teenagers who don’t know what they want, and are tired of trying to figure it out on their own.
Mabel Merryweather Series by Noora Kunnas, illustrated by Teemu Juhani
Book 1: Mabel Merryweather and the Miniature Pirates
Nick and Lilly’s visit to their rule-loving, child-hating uncle turns into an adventure as the children get to know their exiting, eccentric neighbor: Mabel Merryweather. Mabel and her friends are preparing for a flower arrangement competition, when the town is hit by a jeweler thief. Nick, Lilly and Mabel have their own problems as Mabel’s decorative miniature pirates have come to live and are rummaging through the backyards. And what happened to the main judge of the competition – a pop singer Monika who disappeared in the same day? Something must be done to bring peace and order back to the town of Dalton.
Book 2: Mabel Merryweather and the King of the Thieves
In Book 2 Nick and Lilly are back at Uncle Jim’s – but that’s okay because it means more adventures with Mabel Merrywether. This time Dalton town is celebrating a local poet’s 140th anniversary, and everyone is dressed up as a character from a poem. But amongst the happy people there’s also a gentleman thief who has terrorized art museums all spring. Through many mistakes and misunderstandings Nick and Lilly help the police to catch a thief – and to teach a lesson to a grumpy literary critic.