Finnland. Cool. - Our Guest of Honour 2014

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We are looking forward to a cool time with Finland. We recieved a first insight into the Finnish Guest of Honour programme at the Opening Press Conference in October where the motto Finnland. Cool. was presented for the first time. The Finns also brought along a great animated clip, which not only represents the country, but teaches us some Finnish words as well.

Finland. From A to Ö

A first taste of Finland

Finland already showed its coolness at the Opening Press Conference and at the Handover Ceremony. We are expecting big from Finland!

The Opening Press Conference and Handover Ceremony in pictures

The Handover Ceremony on YouTube

We captured the emotional handover ceremony. For all of us it was time to say: "Até breve, Brasil-Tervetuloa Suomi!"

Our Guest of Honour Team

Simone Bühler
Frankfurt Book Fair
Simone Bühler
t: +49 (0) 69 2102249
f: +49 (0) 69 2102 46249
Karina Goldberg
Frankfurt Book Fair
Karina Goldberg
t: +49 (0) 69 2102162
f: +49 (0) 69 2102 46162

Finnish Authors at the Leipzig Book Fair

From 13 to 16 March we were in Leipzig together with these Finnish authors:

Organising Committee Finland 2014

Project Director:
Iris Schwanck
FILI - Finnish Literature Exchange
P.O.Box 259, FI-00171 Helsinki

Contact person in Frankfurt:
Kirsti Pärssinen / Project Coordinator
(FILI desk in Frankfurt)
t: +49 (0) 69 2102301

Contact person in Finland:
Päivi Haarala / Project Coordinator
t: +358 (0)40 546 8645

Press contact Guest of Honour Finland 2014:
WBCO Public Relations & Business Communications GmbH
Silvia Lenz
Krögerstraße 2
D-60313 Frankfurt am Main
t: +49 (0) 69 133 880 37

Translation support programme from Finland

A total of 728,000 euros in grants were approved in 2013 already! Guest of Honour Finland and FILI (Finnish Literature Exchange) support the publication of Finnish literature in other languages ​​with various funding programmes for publishers, translators, event organisers and authors. Next to translation and printing grants, FILI offers travel, sample translation and promotion funding programmes as well. Interested publishers can find all information and online application forms here:
Press information: Translation Funding Finland (in German)

The Finnish book market

Finland, where reading and writing have traditionally been seen as very important, is characterised by a trilingual book market. Books are published in Finnish and Finland Swedish, and increasingly also in the language of the Sami. With around 10,000 new releases a year, Finland occupies a leading position among European countries, in terms of the number of books published per head of the population. You can find further details about the Finnish book market in the PDF below.
Book market Finland

Guest of Honour Newsfeed

Finland in our Social Media channels