Kiitos Suomi - Selamat datang Indonesia

The Finnish performance as Guest of Honour ended with the traditional Handover Ceremony. During this highly emotional ceremony "Finnland.Cool" met

Guest of Honour 2015 Indonesia and its "17,000 Islands of Imagination". We thank Finland for a cool time and are looking forward to Indonesia.

Indonesia - 17,000 Islands of Imagination

Meet a world between myths, mysticism and modernity:

Press conferences on the Guest of Honour 2014

We have compiled all the documents to our press conferences for you:
To the Guest of Honour press kits

Finnish authors in Frankfurt

Over 50 Finnish authors were in Frankfurt in October.
Klick the banner below and find out more about the authors:

Guest of Honour events

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Finland at the Frankfurt Book Fair
Our Guest of Honour impressed the visitors with numerous events and there was much to discover.

  • All Finland events at the fair can be found here
  • Finnland events outside the fair grounds can be found here

The Book Fair is over, but Finland still has a lot to offer.
Finish authors are still touring Germany and there are ongoing exhibitions to visit in Frankfurt and in many other cities. Find out more in our Calendar of Events.
Current events

The Guest of Honour pavilion

True to the motto Finnland. Cool.
For the first time in the history of the Frankfurt Book Fair, the Guest of Honour pavilion was curated by design students. The three young artists from Aalto University in Helsinki – Natalia Baczyńska Kimberley, Nina Kosonen and Matti Mikkilä – desinged the Finish pavilion.

Background information to Finland

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

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)

Welcome Finland

The three winning designs of the 2014 poster contest
See the other 2014 winners and all winners from 2006 to date

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

Organising Committee Indonesia 2015

Indonesia – 17,000 Islands of Imagination
National Committee Indonesia Guest of Honour Frankfurt Book Fair 2015
Gedung C Lt. 2, Komplek Kemdikbud, Jl. Jendral Sudirman, Senayan
Jakarta 10270

Project Director:
Dr. Agus Maryono

Contact Literary and Cultural Programme::
Goenawan Mohammad / Head of Exhibition and Entertainment Committee

Press Contact Guest of Honour Indonesia:
Press Office „Indonesia – Guest of Honour at Frankfurt Book Fair 2015“
c/o projekt2508 GmbH
Mirjam Flender
Riesstraße 10
53113 Bonn
T: 0228 / 184967-24
F: 0228 / 184967-10

Logo download:
Download the Book Fair/Guest of Honour 2015 logos here.

Organising Committee Finland 2014

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

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

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

Logo download:

Download the Book Fair/Guest of Honour 2014 logos here.

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