Lemminkäinen is the young hero of Kalevala, a proud and courageous soldier. The different phases of Lemminkäinen’s story comprise an essential part of The Kalevala, the national epic of Finland.

In this short interview, Sujata Massey tells interesting facts about how Rei Shimura, her curious, truthful and justice searching Japanese-American main character, was born and what kind of problems the […]

Richard Russo performed at the Prosak Prose Club organized by Nuoren Voiman Liitto in September of 2012 at the National Theater’s Lavaklubi in Helsinki. In the video David McGuire from […]

Meet Finnish Authors in IFLA 2012, Helsinki 15.8.2012: Meet Seita Parkkola, her intense and ambitious prose takes young readers into the vivid battle between good and evil. Read more: FILI, Finnish […]

Meet Finnish Authors in IFLA 2012, Helsinki 14.8.2012: Meet Matti Rönkä, an author and TV-journalist, whose interesting and topical crime novels are in a league of their own.

Meet Finnish Authors in IFLA 2012, Helsinki 13.8.2012: Meet Monika Fagerholm, award winning Finnish-Swedish author, whose works capture and present moments, moods and mysteries. Read more: FILI, Finnish Litterature Exchange Author: […]

Meet Finnish Authors in IFLA 2012, Helsinki 13.8.2012: Meet Tove Appelgren, a Finnish-Swedish author and theater director whose children’s books depict ordinary family life with a humorous twist. Read more: […]

Meet Finnish Authors in IFLA 2012, Helsinki 15.8.2012: Meet Johanna Sinisalo, award winning science fiction and fantasy writer – breaker of genre barriers. Read more: FILI, Finnish Litterature Exchange Author: Johanna […]

Meet Finnish Authors in IFLA 2012, Helsinki 14.8.2012: Meet Leena Lehtolainen, the bestselling female crime author in Finland. Crime respects no gender roles. Read more: FILI, Finnish Litterature Exchange Author: Leena […]

Henning Mankell visited Gothenburg’s University Library during IFLA conference. In this interwiev he speaks about illiteracy. Read more: Henning Mankell web page Interviewer: Kirsi Luukkanen Filming and editing: Tuomas Lipponen […]

Henning Mankell visited Gothenburg’s University Library during IFLA conference. In this informal discussion Henning Mankell told about his experiences of Africa and the meaning of free access to information. In this […]