The winners of this year’s August Prize, one of Sweden’s most prestigious literature awards, have been announced. The prize is awarded in three categories: fiction, non-fiction and children’s and young adult literature.
Read more about the winners
International interest in Swedish literature is growing. 2016 saw a record number of applications for support for the translation of Swedish literature to other languages.
The third round of the Translation grants 2016 is now finished: out of the 124 applications that came in this time we could approve 80, with a total sum of 1,7 million SEK. Among the books it’s worth mentioning are Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s book Allt jag inte minns, that this time is going to be published in five more languages, and Frida Nilsson’s Ishavspirater, to three more languages!
The Nordic Council Literature Prize 2016 has been awarded to the Swedish poet Katarina Frostenson for her book Sånger och formler. (Wahlström & Widstrand 2015). Katarina Frostenson is a poet, prose writer, playwright and translator who since 1992 has occupied chair number 18 of the Swedish Academy.
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.
Read more about the publication
During the spring, Swedish literature has been present in Leipzig, Bologna, London and Prague.
Read more about the Swedish commitment
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.
Read more about the events
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
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