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Thank you for the stories

When I moved to Finland 3 years and 3 months ago, I barely knew the language. All I could read was the free supermarket adverts that came through the door, matching the products to multi-vowelled words underneath ( ääs and

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The world through your letterbox: PEN World Bookshelf

English PEN has just announced more support for independent publishers to publish works in translation, which is great news since the independents are the ones producing the really interesting stuff. Their world bookshelf of contemporary writers in supported by the PEN

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espresso fiction: short stories with a kick

If you can’t wait for the whole of Rosa Liksom’s new book to be translated, Lola Rogers has put a taster of the very short stories from her brand new book Väliaikainen (Temporary) into English and online at Books from Finland. They are succinct and

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compartment no. 6

If you read one Finnish book in translation this year, this should be it. I’ve started reading it in Finnish and it is great. Appropriately, Rosa Liksom’s Compartment No. 6 comes out in English on International Workers’ Day. In it,

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