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News, 9/29/2014

Finnish literature surges to the front

Photo: Toni HärkönenFinnish literature, Frankfurt Book Fair 2014 Guest of Honour, Finland Cool, Finnish Weird, Sofi Oksanen, Katja Tukiainen, Johanna Holmström, Katja Kettu, Johanna Sinisalo, comics, graphic novels, Tove Jansson, Ilkka Remes“Writing is equal to existing,” says author Sofi Oksanen, who is modern Finnish literature’s biggest international name and one of the most outspoken voices of Finland.

In October 2014, Finland enjoys guest-of-honour status at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the largest event of its kind in the world, with traditions going back 500 years. Never before has Finland experienced so many worldwide releases of so many original Finnish authors as it has today.

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