Dreams of 100 Years – Fairytales for Adults

Dreams of 100 Years

  Fairytales were not necessarily for children in the old days either and nowadays numerous retellings make them adult fantasies again. Juri Nummelin has put together 13 short stories or fairytales by different Finnish authors with quite different styles. One thing is sure though, these tales are grim enough to please the original Grimm brothers […]

FinLit Year 2017 – Reading List for the Anniversary of Finland

  Year 2017 is a big anniversary for Finland: the country reaches 100 years of independence. The whole year will be filled with events celebrating the anniversary. To mark this special year, I decided to dive into Finnish literature, as I normally read more international authors. I will present 100 Finnish novels in this blog […]

Want to Publish Books from Finland? You’re in for a Treat!

  Finnish literature is taking a big step forward in the international publishing scene. There are several new authors, who’ve signed plenty of foreign rights deals, even movie options have been sold to Hollywood. This is quite an achievement from such a small language and such a different publishing market from many other countries. FILI […]

When your life changes overnight

  Maanalaiset (Undergrounders) One morning when Metuli wakes up, her whole life has turned upside down. Sanna Isto takes the reader to an adventure of her life in the intriguing sceneries and underground tunnels of the bastion of Suomenlinna. Author: Sanna Isto Illustrations: Sami Saramäki Publisher: WSOY, Finland 2016 Category: Middle grade, magic realism/fantasy Original language: Finnish […]