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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.

Swedish literature in translation 2019
Swedish literature in translation 2019

Allocated grants

In 2019 we awarded 285 applications for translation of Swedish books into 42 different languages, we approved 79 applications for translators of Swedish literature and 65 Swedish authors participated in events in 28 countries.

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Collage of books.

Upcoming deadlines for our grants

Please note the deadlines for our grants 2020.

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Open Call: Translator conference in Stockholm
Open Call: Translator conference in Stockholm

Open Call: Translator conference in Stockholm

If you are a translator of Swedish literature, you can apply to participate at the conference that will be held at Långholmen in Stockholm 26–29 may.

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During the trip we also got to visit the construction of the new Norwegian National Museum that will be finished in 2021
During the trip we also got to visit the construction of the new Norwegian National Museum that will be finished in 2021

NordLit conference, January 15-17

During three days in Oslo, Norway, we met our Nordic colleagues to discuss literary support, working methods and future collaboration projects and joint events.

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Littfest, photo: Henke Olofsson
Littfest, photo: Henke Olofsson

Littfest – Umeå international literature festival

Littfest,12–14 March, wants to be a vitaminboost in the winter cold. The aim is to highlight literature and to create a platform for meetings, talks and seminars. 

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Magazine Spreads.

New Swedish Books Autumn 2019

Now it is here – the autumn edition of our literature magazine New Swedish Books.

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Swedish literature in translation 2019
Swedish literature in translation 2019

Allocated grants

In 2019 we awarded 285 applications for translation of Swedish books into 42 different languages, we approved 79 applications for translators of Swedish literature and 65 Swedish authors participated in events in 28 countries.

arrow
Collage of books.

Upcoming deadlines for our grants

Please note the deadlines for our grants 2020.

arrow
Open Call: Translator conference in Stockholm
Open Call: Translator conference in Stockholm

Open Call: Translator conference in Stockholm

If you are a translator of Swedish literature, you can apply to participate at the conference that will be held at Långholmen in Stockholm 26–29 may.

arrow
During the trip we also got to visit the construction of the new Norwegian National Museum that will be finished in 2021
During the trip we also got to visit the construction of the new Norwegian National Museum that will be finished in 2021

NordLit conference, January 15-17

During three days in Oslo, Norway, we met our Nordic colleagues to discuss literary support, working methods and future collaboration projects and joint events.

arrow
Littfest, photo: Henke Olofsson
Littfest, photo: Henke Olofsson

Littfest – Umeå international literature festival

Littfest,12–14 March, wants to be a vitaminboost in the winter cold. The aim is to highlight literature and to create a platform for meetings, talks and seminars. 

arrow
Magazine Spreads.

New Swedish Books Autumn 2019

Now it is here – the autumn edition of our literature magazine New Swedish Books.

arrow