Black Hole is an international literature network focused on translating and foreign rights, based in Oulu, Finland. The network organizes events each year to bring together publishers, agents, translators, and authors and to further book translations and networking.

Next event: Black Hole Summer event – How to start a literary agency on 7.6.2022. Lena Stjernström, the CEO of the Grand Agency, from Sweden, is sharing her experiences of starting a literary agency. Kati Uusi-Rauva, a project manager in The Uniarts Helsinki, talks about how to build a sustainable business model. Anna Ryynänen from BusinessOulu tells audience all the services BusinessOulu offers for those planning and starting a business in creative industries. Get your ticket now!

Black Hole – Books meet Rights 2022 took place on 11.–12.2.2022 virtually.

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11.05.2022

Literature event promoting foreign rights sales talks about how to start a literary agency

Black Hole Summer event program has been released Black Hole Summer event is focusing on how to start a literary agency and finding people who are interested in it. The event will be a virtual event in Brella virtual environment and it will take place on Tuesday 7.6.2022, starting at 1pm. Lena Stjernström, the CEO […] Read more »

28.03.2022

Book industry professionals gather to discuss how books become movies

The program for Black Hole Spring event is now released Black Hole Spring event focuses on how books become movies. The hybrid event takes place at BusinessAsema (Hallituskatu 36 B, Oulu, Finland), on 26.4.2022, but the event can be followed through Brella virtual environment as well. Among the speakers are Andris Feldmanis and Livia Ulman, […] Read more »

17.02.2022

Current book industry topics sparked debate in Finnish Black Hole

The literary export event gathered participants from 17 different countries The Black Hole – Books meet Rightsevent, organized by the Oulu Writers’ Association, took place virtually from 11 to 12 February. The second edition of the annual event was attended by book professionals from 17 different countries, and it was noted in the international press. […] Read more »

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