Books and Publications
Literary awards of the year 2017
Most French literary awards were attributed in November. Get acquainted with the winners and their books, especially if you areRead more.
Hommage to Jean d’Ormesson
Born in 1925, Jean d’Ormesson, novelist, journalist, and philosopher, died aged 92 in Neuilly during the night between December 4Read more.
The archives of Joan of Arc’s trial for the first time in Finnish: Launch event on November 21
The book Polttoroviolta pyhimykseksi: Jeanne d’Arcin oikeusmurha will be published on Tuesday November 21, at 3pm, at the Kirja &Read more.
The French Institute pays tribute to René Goscinny
On Sunday November 5 we honoured the memory of René Goscinny. The talented comic strip writer was born in 1926Read more.
Riad Sattouf at the French Institute !
The French Institute of Finland had the pleasure of welcoming world-famous comic books writer Riad Sattouf, founder of Éditions AllaryRead more.
A French history teacher in love with Finland
This autumn a French history teacher, in love with Finland and its history, published his first novel, Väinämöisen veljeskunta. OperaatioRead more.
Award of the 2017 Maurice de Coppet Prize
The French Ambassador Serge Tomasi welcomed yesterday, on September 28, the jury of the Maurice de Coppet Prize, composed ofRead more.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry translated into Finnish
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is probably one of the best-known French authors: his Little Prince has been translated into more thanRead more.
Leila Slimani publishes an essay on sexuality in Morocco
Leila Slimani, winner of the 2016 Prix Goncourt for her novel Chanson Douce, recently published an essay called «Sexe etRead more.
Discussion session of “L’arabe du futur” at Helsinki Comics Festival on 3.9.
Traditional Helsinki Comics Festival will be organized at Suvilahti this weekend on 2nd and 3rd September. The French Institute wouldRead more.
Riad Sattouf – our special guest on 16th October – registrate now
Our special guest at the next Soirée littéraire on 16th October at 6 pm, organised at the French Institute (YrjönkatuRead more.
Riad Sattouf last album arrived
« Tulevaisuuden aravi 3 »,the Finnish version of “L’arabe du futur” is now available. Come and discover it from August 7th in ourRead more.
Discover Lëila Slimani, Grand Prix du Roman Elle and Prix Goncourt
The Prix Goncourt Lëila Slimani got in June the Grand Prix du Roman from Elle magazine for her second novelRead more.
L’Arabe du futur –now available at the library!
The library is now happy to have all the three volumes of Riad Sattouf’s famous bestseller L’Arabe du future (TheRead more.
The Prix Goncourt Laurent Binet at the Institut français!
The Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman Laurent Binet was the special guest of our new Soirée littéraire! This special soiréeRead more.
Literary evening: Paola Pigani
Thank you to Paola Pigani for a fascinating literary evening last Friday!Read more.
Our Librarians’ Pick: Réparer les vivants by Maylis de Kerangal
How do the parents of a 19-year-old, fatally injured in a car crash, contemplate his heart pumping but his brainRead more.
Soirée littéraire : Nathalie Sarraute
The French Institute organizes in collaboration with the Franco-Finnish Association of Helsinki, a literary soirée on Nathalie Sarraute. The topicRead more.
Reading of In Search of Lost Time on YLE Radio
A reading in Finnish of Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time can now be listened on YLE Radio: http://areena.yle.fi/1-3891867Read more.
Thomas Piketty’s Capital published in Finnish
Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century was published in Finnish in October 2016 by Into Kustannus. You can buyRead more.
2016 Literary Awards
Grand Prix du roman de l’Académie française Adélaïde de Clermont-Tonnerre : Le dernier des nôtres Prix Fémina Marcus Malte :Read more.
France to be Guest of Honour at the Helsinki Book Fair 2019
It’s official! France will be Guest of Honour at the Helsinki Book Fair (Helsingin Kirjamessut) in 2019.Read more.
Helsinki Book Fair 27-30 Oct
The Helsinki Book Fair will take place from October 27th to October 30th at Messukeskus. Many French authors’ books translatedRead more.