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The city of Kuhmo has been designated as a city of literature of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Previously only one Finnish city – Helsinki with its status of UNESCO design city, – belonged to the network.
€1.9 million Fund Set to Unlock the Potential of Literary Tourism sector.
Picture books about nature and nature guides are one productive genre of literature in Kainuu.
The Kainuu region in Northern Finland have raised many contemporary authors with quite a variable production. One of the most recent ones has won the Finlandia Prize, the country’s most prestigious literary honour!
Kainuu region is located in Northern Finland, on the Finnish-Russian border. We have about 73 000 people living in the area that is comparable to Belgium in size, meaning that there are only 3, 6 inhabitants per square kilometre. We have lots of wilderness around us and we enjoy the great outdoors in many forms. You’ll find that certain kind of connection to nature and natural way of life in many pieces of the literature from our region, old and new.
A book lovers haven – and with over quarter of a million books to choose from, old and new … it is impossible to escape empty-handed.
Moat Brae is a Georgian townhouse designed by Walter Newall in Dumfries, Scotland. It was built in 1823 in the Greek revival style. J. M. Barrie, creator of Peter Pan, played in the house and garden as a child from the ages of 13-18 whilst at school at Dumfries Academy.
In 2004, Edinburgh became the first literary city. It hosts the annual International Book Festival and has its own poet laureate.
Patrick Brontë, father of Charlotte, Emily and Anne – the Brontë sisters, was born into a farming family on 17th March 1777 – Saint Patrick’s day.