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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.

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111 translations of Swedish books into 38 languages

Out of 163 applications, the translation grant committee approved 111 translations into 38 languages, at their second meeting this year.

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New Swedish Books 2020 out now.
New Swedish Books Spring 2020 out now.

New Swedish Books

Please enjoy the Spring issue of New Swedish Books! With the help of skilful literary critics we introduce a selection of recently published books. We have also asked a few highly experienced translators to present works that they love dearly and would like to translate, or that they have already translated.

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Cover Swedish Books for Young Readers.
Brand new catalogue.

Swedish Books for Young Readers

We have the great pleasure of presenting our brand new catalogue: Swedish Books for Young Readers. The catalogue covers 34 of the most translated authors within children and young adult literature.

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Get in contact. Photo: Volodymyr Hryshchenko.

Interested in getting in touch with Swedish publishers?

For those of you who would like to get in touch with Swedish publishers, the Swedish Publisher’s association have made an English version of their Member list.

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Madonna by Sara Villius, Norstedts. (Cropped image).
Madonna by Sara Villius, Norstedts. (Cropped image).

Approved applications for grants for translators of Swedish literature

The second round for 2020 is now completed and we are thrilled to announce that we have approved sample translations for contemporary drama, literature for the Spanish book market and children’s literature for the Asian market, among others.

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Kulturrådets entré. Foto: Åke E:son Lindman.
Kulturrådets entré. Foto: Åke E:son Lindman.

Information regarding the coronavirus

In these troubled times a lot of focus is on limiting the spread of the virus. This has of course affected the whole world, and all kinds of business. The world of books is severely affected in that book fairs and festivals are cancelled, bookshops are closed, and book releases are postponed.

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Collage of books.

Upcoming deadlines for our grants

Please note the deadlines for our grants 2020.

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Book spread

111 translations of Swedish books into 38 languages

Out of 163 applications, the translation grant committee approved 111 translations into 38 languages, at their second meeting this year.

arrow
New Swedish Books 2020 out now.
New Swedish Books Spring 2020 out now.

New Swedish Books

Please enjoy the Spring issue of New Swedish Books! With the help of skilful literary critics we introduce a selection of recently published books. We have also asked a few highly experienced translators to present works that they love dearly and would like to translate, or that they have already translated.

arrow
Cover Swedish Books for Young Readers.
Brand new catalogue.

Swedish Books for Young Readers

We have the great pleasure of presenting our brand new catalogue: Swedish Books for Young Readers. The catalogue covers 34 of the most translated authors within children and young adult literature.

arrow
Image -volodymyr-hryshchenko-ny.jpg
Get in contact. Photo: Volodymyr Hryshchenko.

Interested in getting in touch with Swedish publishers?

For those of you who would like to get in touch with Swedish publishers, the Swedish Publisher’s association have made an English version of their Member list.

arrow
Madonna by Sara Villius, Norstedts. (Cropped image).
Madonna by Sara Villius, Norstedts. (Cropped image).

Approved applications for grants for translators of Swedish literature

The second round for 2020 is now completed and we are thrilled to announce that we have approved sample translations for contemporary drama, literature for the Spanish book market and children’s literature for the Asian market, among others.

arrow
Kulturrådets entré. Foto: Åke E:son Lindman.
Kulturrådets entré. Foto: Åke E:son Lindman.

Information regarding the coronavirus

In these troubled times a lot of focus is on limiting the spread of the virus. This has of course affected the whole world, and all kinds of business. The world of books is severely affected in that book fairs and festivals are cancelled, bookshops are closed, and book releases are postponed.

arrow
Collage of books.

Upcoming deadlines for our grants

Please note the deadlines for our grants 2020.

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