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Biography sheds light on political intrigue and health crisis for Antti...

A new biography of Prime Minister Antti Rinne (SDP) hit the shelves on Thursday, with the PM showing up at Helsinki Book Fair to promote...

Recommended reading: books spark imagination during autumn holidays

The pages of a book can transport its reader to other countries, other times or other worlds, and that's why the Finnish National Agency...

Finland celebrates Day of Literature, with flags flying for Aleksis Kivi

Flags are flying across the country today to celebrate the annual Day of Finnish Literature, and the life and work of one of Finland’s...

Finnish war hero’s story gets homoerotic re-telling by American writer

Respected American magazine The Atlantic has raised some eyebrows with a short story in its latest issue. Written by award-winning author Arna Bontemps Hemenway the...

First Lady leads celebrations for 175th anniversary of Minna Canth’s birth

Finland is marking a day of equality, and the 175th birthday of author and social influencer Minna Canth today. She is the first Finnish woman...

Write about your weekend, inspired by a Finnish classic

Do you have a story to tell? The Finnish Literature Society SKS is encouraging people to write about their day, in a once-in-a-decade event...

500 children celebrate Independence Day with literature-themed party

Party food and drinks, a magician, music and a special edition comic book will be part of the festivities today when 500 children celebrate...

Oodi Helsinki: the library is open

They say that reading is fundamental, and with a third of Oodi's space dedicated to books, there's something here for every bibliophile. From the outside,...

Helsinki’s new Central Library gets ‘independent’ opening date

Helsinki's brand new Central Library, currently under construction next to the railway station, has now got an official opening date. The Oodi library will be...