There is a great international interest in Swedish literature. The Swedish Arts Council is the authority with responsibility for promoting Swedish literature in translation. Through Swedish Literature Exchange we coordinate a number of efforts within the field.
The objective of this grant is to increase publishing of quality literature in other Nordic languages. Since the grant is established in the national literature centres and their national and international networks, it can contribute to a wider discussion on translated literature.
This grant aims to make it possible for more Swedish theatre plays in translation to be performed on stage abroad.
This grant aims to promote translation of Swedish literature into other, non-Nordic, languages.
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Dörte Müller, who translates into German, recommends a heart-breaking story that completely floored her.
Nadezjda Voinova is one of the most active translators of modern Swedish poetry into Russian. She recommends a novel by the author Carl Johan De Geer, which texts contains many answers to some of the questions of our time.
Maciej Liguziński is a debut translator from Swedish into Polish. He recommends a book that shines light on an untold part of Swedish history.
We look forward to attend the Frankfurt Book Fair again and would love to meet you. This year we will be there for two days, October 20th–21st, in 4.0A90.
The catalogue Swedish Books for Young Readers covers 34 of the most translated authors within children and young adult literature.
We are very happy to hear the news that Laura Cangemi, translator from Swedish into Italian, has received the Swedish Academy’s prize for introduction of Swedish culture abroad.
Work travels for translators to Sweden and support for publications on the theme Swedish literature.
In this round we were thrilled to see a large number of high-quality applications from the Nordic countries. Overall, the international interest in Swedish literature remains at a high level.