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Don’t forget to apply for our international literature grants: Literature projects, translation grants, travel grants, Gothenburg Book Fair Fellowship and more. These are the relevant deadlines and all information you need to know when applying.

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Book fair season: Gothenburg, Frankfurt and Guadalajara

This newsletter is published between the Gothenburg Book Fair and the Frankfurt Book Fair, for us a fantastic time of the year. Please get in touch if you would like to make an appointment at the upcoming Book Fairs!

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The best swedish books this fall

This autumn sees many exciting new names joining the established landmarks on Sweden’s literary map. In the latest issue of New Swedish Books you will find books by many of them.

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Translation grants – results of the 2nd application round 2016

The grant committee have now made their suggestions for the division of the translation-and production grants for the 2nd application round 2016, and the final decision has been made by our Director general. Please find the results in the excel file. In the right column under “Allocated grants” you will also find all allocated translation grants from 2008 up until now. The list is updated after each application round.

Translation grants approved 2nd round 2016

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Picture form the conferense.

A Swedish Arts Council translation conference in Stockholm

Fifty translators took part in a three-day conference consisting of workshops, lectures, author visits and poetry readings.

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Sara Stridsberg. Photo: Caroline Andersson.

A new member of the Swedish Academy

Author Sara Stridsberg assumes one of Sweden’s top cultural posts. The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Prize for Literature, has elected her as its newest member.

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Picture from Boligna Book Fair 2016.

This season’s book fairs

During the spring, Swedish literature has been present in Leipzig, Bologna, London and Prague.

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Swedish nominations for Nordic prize

Hanna Gustavsson’s graphic novel Iggy 4-ever and Frida Nilsson’s adventure story Ishavspirater [Ice Sea Pirates] have been nominated for the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize.

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Ten-year anniversary of Swedish literature festival

Minorities, migration and comics at the biggest literature festival in the Nordic north. Umeå’s international literature festival celebrated its tenth anniversary with three days of seminars, author talks and readings.

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Helsinki Book Fair 2016 logotype.

Nordic investment in translators

During 2016, the Swedish Arts Council will be co-hosting two translation events together with our Nordic colleagues from FILI, NORLA and the Danish Arts Foundation.

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Gothenburg Book Fair Fellowship 2016

In collaboration with the Gothenburg Book Fair, the Swedish Arts Council offers a Fellowship Programme for foreign publishers and translators of Swedish literature. This year, the Fellowship programme will be welcoming 39 participants from twenty language areas to Gothenburg.

See the list of participants

Cover: Swedish Poetry.

100 years of Swedish poetry

The Swedish Arts Council recently published a retrospective of Swedish twentieth century poetry, as well as a presentation of a number of outstanding contemporary Swedish poets.

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Coordinator Swedish Literature Exchange
Susanne Bergström Larsson
Tel: +46 (0)8 519 264 83 

Translation grants
Susanne Bergström Larsson
Tel: +46 (0)8 519 264 83 

Grants for translators
Susanna Höijer
tel +46 (0)8 519 264 50

Grants for projects & events
Jan Kärrö
Tel: +46 (0)8 519 264 61

Editor website & publications
Andreas Åberg
Tel: +46 (0)8 519 264 84

Swedish Arts Council
PO Box 27215
SE-102 53 Stockholm


Swedish Poetry

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New Swedish Books
Spring 2016

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New Swedish Books
Autumn 2015

New Swedish Books
Spring 2015

Swedish Comics 

New Swedish Books
Autumn 2014

New Swedish Books
Spring 2014

New Swedish Books

New Swedish Books
for Young Readers

New Swedish Drama

Contemporary Swedish Illustrators

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