The Finnish national epic Kalevala leans on Christianity – how about another Kalevala based on bear cults and shamanism?
Runeberg Day Feb. 5: Can our New York reporter re-create Runeberg tortes and convey their significance to the Americans?
We ask a Swedish-speaking Finnish journalist for an inside view of what Finland’s “other” official language means to the country.
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.
Learning Finnish is far from impossible! We ask people what books and strategies they are using to master the language.
Finnish comics are gaining recognition abroad and the respect for Finnish education know-how extends to the field of comics as well.
What doesn’t hurt you makes you stronger – here are three books to help you make Finnish word endings your best friends.
Brutal murders aren’t what Finland is famous for, except in crime novels. The Finns’ contribution to the genre is unique.
We revisit the Finnish adventures of British author Mrs Alec Tweedie, whose book from the 1890s is now available online.
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.
Finnish libraries act as multimedia-equipped public living rooms and offer imaginative new services.
We look at three books that will help take your Finnish to the next level – and it will be practically painless.
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.
The co-author of a new guide to Finland tells how the book was made, drops travel tips and reveals what’s best about the Finns.
The Moomins are close to our hearts, appear on products worldwide and were outsourcing long before highly paid consultants started using the term.
Can the same word be profane and profound? We check up on Finnish swearing habits.
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.
Philosopher, scholar, journalist and politician Johan Vilhelm Snellman played a uniquely important role in forming the Finnish national identity.
Finland boasts more than 1,000 libraries. Library 10 in the heart of Helsinki lets users borrow – or create – a world of experiences.
A pioneering research project aims to shed light on parchment fragments that represent Finland's literary culture during the Middle Ages.
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?