KAOS is the Literary Translators’ Branch with the Union of Journalists in Finland. Organised as a branch of the Association of Freelance Journalists in Finland, a member organisation of the UJF, KAOS strives to promote good literary translation practices and to further the cause of literary translators’ financial compensation, working conditions and social security.
In co-operation with the municipality of Laukaa in Central Finland, KAOS runs the Laukaan kääntäjäpäivät, a biennial summer workshop and get-together for literary translators nationwide.
KAOS membership is open to all professional literary translators living and working in Finland. Membership applications should be submitted to the Union of Journalists in Finland.