The Sivuvalo project supported by Kone Foundation (2013-2016) collected information about authors, writers and poets living in Finland and writing in languages other than Finnish or Swedish. This section also includes different literary initiatives and projects connected with literature written in other languages.

The list was made as a base for research purposes after networking with the diverse language communities within Finland and requesting specialised literary readers in Arabic, Persian language and Russian. 

This is the first list that brings together poets and writers living in Finland working in their mother tongues. The list did not assess literary quality but rather accounted for immigrant language writers living in Finland. The aim was highlight literary work produced here and at the same time, an invitation to rethink Finnish literature and the range of the literary canon. What is Finnish literature today? Who will be those writing Finnish literature in the years to come?

This list became an important source for different researching projects conducted by Cupore and Helsinki University, among others. We hope this information will be useful for future research and for more complete Finnish literature mapping. 

Abdulla Pashew, Adel Al sharki الشاعر عادل الشرقي,
Abdi Abshir Dhoore انور الشمري,Arvi Perttu,Ahmed Zaidan,Amir Ezati ,Aya Chalabee,Andrei Karpin,Ainhoa González,Allahmoradi Mohammadamin,Bahaulddin Rawi  Carina Chela, Christelle Mas     

Chiman Qaradaxi, David Gambarte, Daniel Mo,Diana Mistera Daniel Malpica Dorra AzzouzFarzaneh Hatami Landi  Fatima NadafGalina Inkeroinen, Hamdam Zakirov,  Hassan Blasim, Hashim Matouq, Hope Nwosu, José Antonio Ruiz Rubio, Juan Rumi, José Luis Rico Carrillo, Keme Pellicer,Kiamars Baghbani  

Leonardo Sevilla, Ljudmila Jakovleva,,Maritza Núñez Bejarano, Martina Miño, Maung Nyein Chan, Mehdi Ghasemi, Mohsen Emadi, Mohamed Ahmed Haji Omar, Mosa Zainb, Muhaned Durubi, Natalja Meri , Oliver Whitehead,   Olga Pussinen,Olga Svanberg,Payam Abdolsamadi, Polina Kopylova

Rosamaría Bolom, Ru Zham,Roxana Crisólogo,Saad Hadi,Sadik Al-Husseini, Shahla Ezadi, Shashank ManeTanya Tynjälä Tao Lin, Vidha Saumya, Yassen Ghaleb, Ye Yint Thet Zwe, Yousif Abu Al Fawz,  Zoila Forss      

* Literary projects 
Ljudmila Kol, The literary magazine LiteraruS
Rosamaría Bolom, Salasanat monikielinen runo- ja taidetapahtuma
Carlos Llamas, Spanish writing circle Una Botella en la mar
Camilo Pajuelo § Juan Luis Moreno, Kuunsilta 
Proyecto para la difusión de poesía iberoamericana contemporánea.

Rosetta by Zoila Forss
Mutant Language by Daniel Malpica

* Associations
Suomen Venäjänkielisten Kirjailijoiden Yhdistys