This blog is related to the Project Multilingualism and Diversity as a Resource in the Cultural Field coordinated by Culture for all Service.

If you want to share information and contribute to constructing networks related to the topics of multilingualism in Nordic literature, we´ll be glad to receive your contact.

Project team:


Outi Korhonen
tel. + 358 40 594 6596

Oona Simolin
(in the project team 1.1.-30.4.2017)
tel. +358 44 958 2986

Case study on Arabic-Nordic literature:

Ahmed Al-Nawas
(in the project team 15.5.2016-30.4.2017)

Project Director:

Rita Paqvalen
rita.paqvalen (at)
+358 40 6743528

Steering group

  • Anisur Rahman, Bengali writer and project leader of Litteraturcentrum Uppsala, Sweden
  • Jesper Söderström, Director, Swedish Authors’ Fund
  • Kerstin Bennett, Office Manager, Norwegian Authors´ Union
  • Maija Lummepuro, Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland
  • Mazen Maarouf, Palestinian poet based in Island and Sweden
  • Roxana Crisólogo, Peruvian poet and coordinator of the Sivuvalo-Project
  • Silja Hakulinen, Communications Manager, FILI – Finnish Literature Exchange
  • Vuokko Hirvonen, Professor in Sámi literature, Sámi allaskuvla, Norway