A journey from poetry to painting

National Award winner and painter Jyotika Sehgal was inspired by the Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib (1797–1869) to present the lingual to visual translation process. While writing and creating works in the translucent medium of Egg-Tempera from his Ghazals, she imagined him as herself, a painter, and saw herself coming closer to become a poet.


How I want my life to be

Interview with Jason Gastaldo by Anton Gerasymenko. In the middle of May 2017 Anton visited Bucharest and stayed in a hostel named Podstel, interviewing the founder, who has a huge experience in travelling and volunteering.

Book Fair

Experiences at the Helsinki Book Fair 2016

As a group of five students from Bielefeld University, we have been to the book fair in Helsinki to work at Lecti Book Studio’s stand. In the following “chain interview” we are talking about our experiences by interviewing each other. Participants: Florian, Janine, Katrin, Jana and Tatjana.


Suomalaisia jalanjälkiä Bulgariassa

Viime vuosina filosofian tohtori Sabira Ståhlberg on julkaissut useita Bulgaria-aiheisia kirjoja, mm. Suomen Kaartista (Suomen Kaarti Balkanilla 2015), Mustastamerestä (Matka Kolkhiiseen ja Koiran elämää Mustallamerellä 2014) ja Bulgarian ruokaperinteistä (Orfeuksen maassa 2015).

Tänä vuonna hän on toimittanut kenraali Ramsayn ja perheen kirjeet sotavuosilta 1877–1878, jotka hän on julkaissut yli kolmensadan sivuisessa kirjassa Från Munksnäs till Konstantinopel.


A Bulgarian Finnish Prime Minister

Professor Venelin Tsachevsky has published a book about Casimir Ehrnrooth in Bulgarian, English and now also in Finnish. Who was this very interesting person from Finland – Russian general, Bulgarian Prime Minister and much more? Lecti Magazine asked Professor Tsachevsky. Tell us something about you I was born in 1948. …

Food & Wine

Travels, food and wines

Interview with Arin Murin Arin Murin is a cook, traveller, wine expert and as he says himself: a passionate lover of anything you can eat and any good vintage of bottled grapes. If you are looking for Arin, you must visit the nearest restaurant or walk out into the vineyards, …


Art is a sense of wonder

Victor Bäck is a young designer who has illustrated Ursula Vuorenlinna‘s ant books for children. He started with “The story about Ten-Thousand-And-Three” (in English and Bulgarian: Lecti Book Studio 2014) and continued with two other books, which appeared in 2012-2014 in Swedish and Finnish, and will be published in translation …


Multicultural is richness

Finland’s most multilingual author Sabira Ståhlberg writes in at least five languages in original, and publishes books about a wide range of topics from children’s books with Greek mythology to academic works on ethnobiology, not to mention novels and poetry. Between travels, seminars and lectures Lecti Magazine succeeded in catching …