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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.

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

Information regarding the coronavirus

For those of you who have been awarded grants for "Swedish literature abroad – grants for travel, promotion and themed events" or "Bidrag till översättare av svensk litteratur och dramatik" or "Translation of Swedish literature and drama":

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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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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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Duncan Lewis, photo: Carsten Bundgaard
Duncan Lewis, photo: Carsten Bundgaard

Hi Duncan Lewis, owner of Nordisk Books

For the London Book fair in March we had set up a meeting with Duncan Lewis, owner of Nordisk Books in the UK. Since the fair was cancelled due to the coronavirus, we instead had a mail chat about literature and being a banker and publisher of translated books.

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Book spread

Approved applications for translation of Swedish literature, first round

We are happy to tell that the amount of applications was, unexpectedly but pleasingly high.

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Collage of books.

Upcoming deadlines for our grants

Please note the deadlines for our grants 2020.

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

Information regarding the coronavirus

For those of you who have been awarded grants for "Swedish literature abroad – grants for travel, promotion and themed events" or "Bidrag till översättare av svensk litteratur och dramatik" or "Translation of Swedish literature and drama":

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
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
Duncan Lewis, photo: Carsten Bundgaard
Duncan Lewis, photo: Carsten Bundgaard

Hi Duncan Lewis, owner of Nordisk Books

For the London Book fair in March we had set up a meeting with Duncan Lewis, owner of Nordisk Books in the UK. Since the fair was cancelled due to the coronavirus, we instead had a mail chat about literature and being a banker and publisher of translated books.

arrow
Book spread

Approved applications for translation of Swedish literature, first round

We are happy to tell that the amount of applications was, unexpectedly but pleasingly high.

arrow
Collage of books.

Upcoming deadlines for our grants

Please note the deadlines for our grants 2020.

arrow