A fairytale that brings out the magic in us
What happens when an eight-year-old girl firmly believes that if she tries hard enough, she will learn to fly? Sure, she won’t touch the clouds – but she’ll grow up to create her own world of wonders.
Hello Ruby creator receives substantial grant
Expo Live, an innovation and partnership programme established by Expo 2020 Dubai, has presented a grant of 100 000 US dollars to Linda Liukas, the Finnish creator of Hello Ruby.
Finnish books to reach new ears
Two book series by Finnish authors will be recorded in various new languages on international audiobook service Storytel.
Finland’s first superhero movie to German readers
The rights for the official novelisation of Rendel have been sold to Random House’s German imprint Heyne Verlag.
Sleepless baby bear awakens global interest
A Finnish children’s book about a little bear called Mur is charming both kids and grown-ups in an increasing number of countries.
Finnish author finds his 20th language
Finnish author Tommi Kinnunen will soon see his book translated into Chinese, as the translation rights to one of his novels have been sold to China.
Finnish climate change novel goes to the UK
Bonnier Publishing UK has acquired the rights to translate Finnish novel Kun aika loppuu by Elina Hirvonen to English.
New agency to give Finnish literature a global push
A first-of-its-kind joint literature agency has been founded by three Finnish publishers, with the goal of selling translation rights for Finnish literature.
Finnish writer wins FT prize for burnout book idea
‘Mental Meltdown’ by Nora Rosendahl has won the Bracken Bower Prize as the best business book proposal by a young author.
UK studio snaps up film rights to Finnish novel
Finnish author Maria Turtschaninoff’s feminist fantasy novel Maresi is being developed into a film by Film4.