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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.

Read Swedish Poetry

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Come visit us at this season’s book fairs

This spring, the Swedish Arts Council will be an active participant at the book fairs in Leipzig, Bologna, London and Prague. Come visit our stands for a chat about Swedish literature!

Read more about the book fairs

Comics illustration. Illustrator: Kim W. Andersson.

Efforts aimed at promoting comics

Several efforts are made to promote Swedish comics this year, for example at comics festivals in Angoulême and Stockholm. The Swedish Comics Association has also produced a publication about Swedish comics aimed at an international readership.

Read more about the comics festivals and publications

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Stina Stoor bags awards

Author Stina Stoor’s collection of short stories Bli som folk has been awarded several prizes as the best fiction debut of 2015.

Read more about the awards

Book covers by Katarina Frosteson and Tom Malmquist.

The Nordic Council’s Literature Prize 2016

The Swedish nominees for the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize 2016 are the authors Katarina Frostenson and Tom Malmquist.

Read more about the nominees

Available grant schemes

Apply for our international literature grants! These are the relevant deadlines for 2016.

The relevant deadlines

Cover of New Swedish Books spring 2016.

The Spring issue of New Swedish Books 2016 is here

The spring edition of New Swedish Books has just arrived from the printer. New Swedish Books explores the season’s the most interesting Swedish literary trends. Independent writers and critics present a selection of the most exciting titles, in prose as well as poetry, children’s and young adult literature and comics.

Read New Swedish Books

Last application round
for translation grants

Here are the results of the last application round 2015  for translation grants. See also total list for 2015 and the whole list for 2008-2015. Find the results to the right.

International Literary Festival in Cyprus.

Swedish authors at Literary festival in Cyprus

Authors Malte Persson and Sara Mannheimer participated in the 2nd International Literary Festival in Cyprus that took place on October 30 – November 1st in Nicosia.  25 poets, novelists, translators and musicians form  13 countries took part of the three day event that was organized by the non-profit cultural organization Ideogramma.                      


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

Cover of New Swedish Books spring 2016.

New Swedish Books
Spring 2016

Cover: New Swedish Books autumn 2015. 

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

Contemporary Swedish Illustrators

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