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.
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!
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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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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Fifty translators took part in a three-day conference consisting of workshops, lectures, author visits and poetry readings.
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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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During the spring, Swedish literature has been present in Leipzig, Bologna, London and Prague.
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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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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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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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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
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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Head of Swedish Literature ExchangeSusanne Bergström Larsson Tel: +46 (0)8 519 264 email@example.com
Translation grantsSusanne Bergström LarssonTel: +46 (0)8 519 264 firstname.lastname@example.org
Grants for translatorsSusanna Höijertel +46 (0)8 519 264 50 email@example.com
Grants for projects & events Jan KärröTel: +46 (0)8 519 264 firstname.lastname@example.orgEditor website & publicationsAndreas ÅbergTel: +46 (0)8 519 264 email@example.com
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