With elements of sci-fi and mystery, Emmi Itäranta’s book Memory of Water takes place in the future but comments on the present.
The Finnish national epic Kalevala leans on Christianity – how about another Kalevala based on bear cults and shamanism?
We meet Riikka Pulkkinen, whose novels earn her a place in the upper ranks of young Finnish authors.
Young Finnish author Salla Simukka is winning over youth-fiction fans worldwide with her Snow White trilogy.
Finland’s cool, unique, multifaceted literature becomes the focus of the world’s biggest book fair in Frankfurt.
The exciting, moving memoir of a Finnish Canadian forms a great story that goes from post-war Helsinki to western Canada.
Finnish literature translated around the world: Here are ten of your favourite Finnish books as selected by thisisFINLAND readers.
Brutal murders aren’t what Finland is famous for, except in crime novels. The Finns’ contribution to the genre is unique.
Finnish Estonian author Sofi Oksanen causes a stir with the subject matter and success of her newest novel, Purge, which has won just about every prize it possibly can.
The book How to Marry a Finnish Girl shows why kids can speak Finnish but you can’t, how to avoid summer cabins, and more.
Imagine our surprise when a novel called New Finnish Grammar appeared at the top of the Guardian bestseller list.
Finnish literature is going further than ever. Join our tour of prose, poetry and publishing (and Finland-Swedish books).
Finnish mathematician Hannu Rajaniemi writes his sci-fi debut book in English and garners high praise from top reviewers.
Elina Hirvonen talks about her critically acclaimed novel When I Forgot, which offers a mix of Finnish and American perspectives on September 11, Iraq, Vietnam and the Second World War – and on love.
The Kanteletar’s ancient ballads form a companion work to the Kalevala, Finland’s national epic.
The Finnish national epic, the Kalevala, has inspired generations of artists and helped shape the nation's identity.
Which is about the adventures of writer and artist Tove Jansson’s career, including the creation of the world-renowned Moomin characters.
Mauri Kunnas and his cast of canine characters succeed in bringing history and literature to life in his children’s books.
What would J.L. Runeberg’s famous character Paavo of Saarijärvi say if he could see Finland today?