Finnland. Cool.
Frankfurt Book Fair.
Guest of Honour 2014.

Finnland. Programme.

Finnland. Cool. and Finnish culture took over Frankfurt and the German-speaking Europe in 2014. Everything culminated at the Frankfurt Book Fair from October 8th to 12th as one of the most successful Guest of Honour presentations of all times. Altogether there were more than 500 Finland-related events, readings, exhibitions and all kinds of cultural projects – some of the exhibitions are still going on and some Finnish authors are reading in Germany.

This page is a digital scrap book and an archive where you can read more about the various Finnland. Cool. projects that took place in 2014. If you are a Finnland. Cool. project organizer or a cooperation partner and would like to send a debrief (e.g. photos, short texts, flyers, links to newspaper articles or blog posts) of your project, that we could post here, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Finnland. Overview.

Here you’ll find a list of the Finnland. Cool. literary events, festivals and readings that took place throughout the year 2014 – the cool literary programme.

In addition to the literary programme, Finnland. Cool. offered also a wide variety of exhibitions and other cultural events in and around Frankfurt. Please have a look at the cool culture programme which is also available as a digital publication.




What was the Finnland. Cool. programme at the Frankfurt Book Fair from 8th till 12th of October like? Take a look at our digital fair programme publication!

The readings at the fair as well as other Finnish literary events you’ll find in our archived calendar of readings and author talks.

And where were the Finns at the fair? Everywhere, of course: Finnland. Everywhere.

More than 130 new Finnish titles were published in Germany in 2014. Here’s the electronic publication Finnland. Bücher. for those of us who are looking for new reads!


What did it all look like? Click on the picture and browse our photo albums!

Finnland. Cool. pavilion  (© FILI / Katja Maria Nyman)


Short video on the handover ceremony on Sunday October 12th

Finnland. Debrief.

Please send your debriefs to – and don’t forget to include the project details – we want to know where and when, how and who, what and why! For example, we can link a pdf file or a web page.

Following events are in alphabetical order.