New visions for Arabic-Nordic literature

A roundtable discussion in Uppsala discussed Ahmed Al-Nawas's new report on Arabic-Nordic literary field Many displaced Arabic speaking activists, authors and artists have found residence in Nordic countries during the last decades. Literature produced in the Nordic region in Arabic has gained international interest and Arabic authors in the Nordic region have played a significant… Continue reading New visions for Arabic-Nordic literature

Multilingual expert database under construction

Workshop in Helsinki 15.9.2016. Photo: Outi Salonlahti How is it possible to support, evaluate or share the work of an author who writes in a language that is not widely spoken in the country? Which of the writers should get support for their writing or for translations? Which books should be included in the collections of multilingual libraries?… Continue reading Multilingual expert database under construction

The Finnish Critics’ Association adds multilingual skills to their register of members

  The Finnish Critics' Association (in Finnish Suomen arvostelijain liitto ry, SARV) is one of the expert organizations which will participate in constructing the database of multilingual literature experts by collecting information about the language expertise among their members and adding the language criteria to their register of members. The Finnish Critics' Association, SARV, is a professional association… Continue reading The Finnish Critics’ Association adds multilingual skills to their register of members

Project collaboration starts with FILI, Finnish Literature Abroad

FILI, Finnish Literature Abroad is the export organization of Finnish literature. Director Leena Majander, Communications Manager Silja Hakulinen and Coordinator Merja Aho from FILI received us, Rita Paqvalén and Outi Korhonen from the Project Multilingualism and Diversity as a REsource in the Cultural field, at their office. We thanked FILI for the previous contributions for the report… Continue reading Project collaboration starts with FILI, Finnish Literature Abroad

Culture for All initiates a Nordic project in the multilingual literary field

Culture for All Service initiates the project Multilingualism and diversity as a resource in the cultural field – employment and integration through literature in the Nordic Countries. The project will support the inclusion of non-dominant language literature in the Nordic literary field from the point of view of both authors and readers. The Project connects… Continue reading Culture for All initiates a Nordic project in the multilingual literary field

The presentations of the seminar Literature without borders

The seminar Literature without borders - Kirjallisuus ilman rajoja – Litteratur utan gränser –  took place on March 18th 2016 at Nordic Culture Point, with full audience consisting of writers and specialists of literature from different Nordic countries. The speakers and audience discussed topics like the position of non-dominant language authors in the Nordic Countries, safe havens and other initiatives to promote freedom of expression;… Continue reading The presentations of the seminar Literature without borders